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presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
subaltern - subordinate