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overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
impair - injure; hurt; damage
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.