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1. Demesne
• A piece of land attached to a manor and retained by the owner for their own use.
Usage: All the crops on the demesne were to be cut, stacked, carried to the manor-house and stored in the grange.

2. Fisc
• The public treasury of ancient Rome. Any state treasury or exchequer.
• The fisc applied to the royal demesne which paid taxes, entirely in kind, from which the royal household was meant to be supported, though it rarely was.
Usage: The fisc does not approve the directives or the individuals to be monitored via those directives

3. Puritan
• The Puritans were English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the Church of England of Roman Catholic practices, maintaining that the Church of England had not been fully reformed and needed to become more Protestant.
Usage: Our data from the cemetery in Harvard Square, a bastion of Puritan religious and intellectual power, seems to demonstrate this point

4. Take a leaf out of someone’s book
• To behave or to do something in a way that someone else would.
Usage: When you act like that, you’re taking a leaf out of your sister’s book, and I don’t like it! You had better do it your way.

5. Drum up
• To bring about by persistent effort
Usage: anyone who drums up a better way of doing this tedious task will make a fortune.

6. Supremacism
• Supremacism is an ideology which holds that a certain class of people is superior to others, and that they should dominate, control, and subjugate others, or are entitled to do so.
Usage: How did white supremacism, and the populist politics of racial solidarity, offer them a kind of perverse security within that world?

7. Axiom
• An axiom or postulate is a statement that is taken to be true, to serve as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments.
Usage: The axiom is that golf was never meant to be a fair game, so then the natural response is when does it become an unfair game

8. Percolate
• Of a liquid or gas filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.
Usage: The water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals.

9. Caucus
• A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement.
• A meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention.

10. Parliamentary Budget Office
• The Parliamentary Budget Office is an agency of Parliament whose purpose is to inform the parliament by providing independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals.

11. Meagre
• Lacking in quantity or quality.
Usage: The Poor were forced to supplement their meagre earnings.

12. Ebb
• Gradually decrease.
Usage: My enthusiasm was ebbing away.

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