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relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)