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::: emancipate - set free; liberate
::: autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: dissertation - formal essay; treatise
::: fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
::: precise - exact
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
::: figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry