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supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
centripetal - tending toward the center
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
vernal - pertaining to spring
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish