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::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
::: adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
::: verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
::: vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous