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::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
::: embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
::: lateral - of or coming from the side
::: sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant