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accede

v. to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

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brandish

v. to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion

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comprise

v. to include or contain; to be made up of

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deft

adj. skillful, nimble

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destitute

adj. deprived of the necessities in life; lacking in

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explicit

adj. definite, clearly stated

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extirpate

v. to tear up by roots; destroy totally

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inopportune

adj. coming at a bad time; not appropriate

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ironic

adj. suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

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musty

adj. stale, moldy; out-of-date

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officious

adj. meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

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ominous

adj. unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

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pinnacle

n. a high peak or point

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premeditated

adj. considered beforehand, deliberately planned

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rampant

adj. growing without check, running wild

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solace

n. comfort, relief
v. to comfort, console

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stately

adj. dignified, majestic

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supple

adj. bending easily;

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suppress

v. to stop by force, put down

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venal

adj. opened to or marked by bribery or corruption