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usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
olfactory - concerning the sense of smell
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry