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::: detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: decelerate - slow down
::: quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
::: ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
::: vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court