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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
::: anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
::: propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: appellation - name; title
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: multifarious - varied; greatly diversified; Ex. multifarious activities
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile