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supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
defalcate - embezzle
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence