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::: gainsay - deny
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: odorous - having an odor
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: craven - cowardly
::: polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
::: predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure