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usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept