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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
adamant - hard; inflexible
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous