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tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
viand - food; CF. live
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
conflagration - great fire