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affluent

affluent

/ˈæfɫuənt/
adjective
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

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ascetic

ascetic

/əˈsɛtɪk/
adjective
pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline

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base

base

/ˈbeɪs/
adjective
without honor or moral principles

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disinterested

disinterested

/dɪˈsɪnɹɪstɪd/, /dɪˈsɪntɹɪstɪd/
adjective
unaffected by self-interest

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dispassionate

dispassionate

/dɪˈspæʃənət/
adjective
unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

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egalitarian

egalitarian

/ɪˌɡæɫəˈtɛɹiən/
adjective
favoring social equality

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equitable

equitable

/ˈɛkwətəbəɫ/, /ˈɛkwɪtəbəɫ/
adjective
fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

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expansive

expansive

/ɪkˈspænsɪv/
adjective
friendly and open and willing to talk

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impartial

impartial

/ˌɪmˈpɑɹʃəɫ/
adjective
showing lack of favoritism

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mundane

mundane

/mənˈdeɪn/
adjective
found in the ordinary course of events

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profligate

profligate

/ˈpɹɔfɫɪˌɡeɪt/
adjective
unrestrained by convention or morality

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rustic

rustic

/ˈɹəstɪk/
adjective
characteristic of rural life

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sanctimonious

sanctimonious

/ˌsæŋktəˈmoʊniəs/
adjective
excessively or hypocritically pious

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spartan

spartan

/ˈspɑɹtən/
adjective
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

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unforthcoming

unforthcoming

adjective
*** not wanting to help or give information about something

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apostasy

apostasy

/ɐpˈɑːstəsi/
noun
the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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arriviste

arriviste

/ɐɹɪvˈiːst/
noun
a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

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chauvinism

chauvinism

/ˈʃoʊvəˌnɪzəm/
noun
fanatical patriotism

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gaffe

gaffe

/ˈɡæf/
noun
a socially awkward or tactless act

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hierarchy

hierarchy

/ˈhaɪˌɹɑɹki/, /ˈhaɪɝˌɑɹki/
noun
the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

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inequity

inequity

/ˌɪˈnɛkwəti/
noun
injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards

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mendicant

mendicant

/mˈɛndɪkənt/
noun
a pauper who lives by begging

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notoriety

notoriety

/ˌnoʊtɝˈaɪəti/
noun
the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

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pariah

pariah

/pɝˈaɪə/
noun
a person who is not accepted, liked, or respected by the society or by a group of people

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parvenu

parvenu

/pˈɑːɹvənˌuː/
noun
a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

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powwow

powwow

/ˈpaʊˌwaʊ/
noun
a council of or with Native Americans

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rank

rank

/ˈɹæŋk/
noun
(always plural) a number of individuals who collectively form a particular group or organization

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reprobate

reprobate

/ˈɹɛpɹɔbeɪt/
noun
a person without moral scruples

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standing

standing

/ˈstændɪŋ/
noun
social or financial or professional status or reputation

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virago

virago

/vɪˈɹɑˌɡoʊ/
noun
a noisy or scolding or domineering woman

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to coalesce

to coalesce

/ˌkoʊəˈɫɛs/
verb
fuse or cause to grow together

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to deface

to deface

/dɪˈfeɪs/
verb
mar or spoil the appearance of

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to desecrate

to desecrate

/dɛsəˈkɹeɪt/, /dɛzəˈkɹeɪt/
verb
violate the sacred character of a place or language

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to disseminate

to disseminate

/dɪˈsɛməˌneɪt/
verb
cause to become widely known

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to proselytize

to proselytize

/ˈpɹɑsəɫəˌtaɪz/
verb
convert to another faith or religion

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