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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
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander