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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
::: introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
::: emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
::: smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
::: peerless - having no equal; incomparable
::: chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
::: misgivings - doubts
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
::: snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
::: nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd