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waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
deluge - flood; rush; V.
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
incorrigible - uncorrectable
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions