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appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
depredation - plundering; destruction