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prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
authenticate - prove genuine
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted