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::: defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
::: bilk - swindle; cheat
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
::: intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
::: centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)