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presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor