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caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
callus - area of thick hard skin