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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
impudence - impertinence; insolence
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
imperceptible - unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate