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ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
quicksilver - mercury
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp