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::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: chicanery - trickery; deception
::: expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
::: incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
::: authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
::: obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
::: perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif