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usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
enjoin - command; order; forbid
draft - first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
ovation - enthusiastic applause
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast