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::: bastard - illegitimate child
::: adept - expert at; very skilled
::: complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
::: apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual