The nobleman was ACCOSTED by beggars on his way to the castle.
the interrogator used DEVIOUS methods to try to get the suspect to incriminate himself.
In order for congress to declare war, the President must demonstrate an OVERT threat.
tending to make worse
As soon as there was evidence of criminal wrongdoing, the official was SUMMARILY ousted from his post.
He made a SUPPLIANT address to the parole board. / Stranded in the deserted city of Moscow, Napoleon has to turn to the Czar not as a conqueror but as a SUPPLIANT.
charm or amulet