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depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
insurgent - rebellious; N.
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs