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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony