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emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
nugatory - worthless; futile
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly