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::: bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
::: gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
::: cadet - student at a military school
::: hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention