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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
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
clandestine - secret
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
cistern - reservoir or water tank
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images