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1. (usu. used with a pl. verb) the best, taken collectively. The prizewinners were the elite among the competitors.
2. (used with a pl. verb) those having the greatest authority or privilege or highest status. It’s a posh restaurant and caters to the elite.
3. a type size, as on a typewriter, with twelve characters per inch.
chosen as the best.
She was proud to belong to an elite marching corps.
an ignorant, clumsy, uncultured person from a rural area; yokel.
After she started college in the city, she began to regard her friends back home as country bumpkins.
pra lə teI ri ət
the working class, esp. those who lack capital and must sell their usu. unskilled labor in order to survive.
The revolutionaries declared that factories and other means of production should be handed over to the proletariat.
plə bi ən
1. in ancient Roman society, of or belonging to the class of commoners; not patrician.
Although patricians had higher social standing, plebeian citizens owned land and often had substantial wealth and power.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of the common people; commonplace; crude.
pra flə giht
1. totally given over to immoral and shameful pursuits; dissolute.
The profligate son spent most of his time drinking and seducing the young servants.
2. spending imprudently and excessively; extravagant.
Her profligate habits left the family destitute.