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selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
atypical - not normal; not typical
apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement
craven - cowardly
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work