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decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
monograph - scholarly article
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)