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deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
replicate - reproduce; duplicate
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish