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regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
surpass - exceed
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.