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menace - threat; V: threaten
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
credo - creed
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia