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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
breadth - width; extent
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
ventral - abdominal
sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy