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predecessor - former occupant of a post
nugatory - worthless; futile
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
engulf - surround and swallow up
menace - threat; V: threaten
shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.