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blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
apprise - inform
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
nugatory - worthless; futile
promontory - headland
pecuniary - pertaining to money
infirmity - weakness
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself