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suzerain
(noun) 1. a feudal lord to whom fealty is owed; 2. a dominant state with a degree of control over dependent states
crenelated
(adj) 1. having crenels or battlements; 2. indented, notched
dilatory
(adj) 1. causing delay; 2. wasting time; procrastinating
presentiment
(noun) premonition; foreboding
kakistocracy
(noun) government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.
parsimonious
(adj) frugal; thrifty; stingy
allocution
(noun) an authoritative or hortatory speech
vedette
(noun) a mounted sentry in advance of an army's outposts
aureole
(noun) a radiant light surrounding the head or body in a representation of a sacred person
potentate
(noun) a person of great power; as, a sovereign or monarch
pasquil
(noun) a lampoon; parody; a pasquinade
dysphoria
(noun) a feeling of general dissatisfaction or anxiety about life
apothegm (or apopthegm)
(noun) a terse, witty saying embodying an important truth in a few words
postillion
(noun) one who, in lieu of a coachman, guides a coach by riding the leading nearside horse of a team or pair
borborygmus
(noun) a rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines
abjure
(verb) to renounce under oath; forswear
lachrymose
(adj) weeping; tearful
slubberdegullion
(noun) a slovenly or worthless person
metanoia
(noun) a fundamental change in character or outlook, esp. repentance
chatoyant
(adj) having a changable lustre; (noun) a stone with this character, such as the cat's-eye