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plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
concentric - having a common center
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
throng - crowd (of people or things); V.
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret