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transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
boor - rude, insensitive person
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism