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depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
alcove - nook; recess
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid