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lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
predecessor - former occupant of a post
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat