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misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts