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subaltern - subordinate
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
bland - soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
decoy - lure or bait; V.
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege