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crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
consternation - great shock; dismay
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
Occident - the West
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
executioner - person administering capital punishment
axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof