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supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
indigence - poverty
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease