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premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
potentate - monarch; sovereign
defection - desertion
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
unscathed - unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed