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abridge

to make shorter

abridge

shorten, condense, abbreviate

adherent

a follower, supporter

adherent

attached, sticking to

adherent

disciple

altercation

an angry argument

altercation

quarrel, disputer, squabble

cherubic

resembling an angle portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face

cherubic

angelic, seraphic, beatific

cherubic

sweet and innocent

condone

to pardon or overlook

condone

ignore, wink at, turn a blind eye to

dissent

to disagree

dissent

disagreement

dissent

differ, dispute

eminent

famous, outstanding, distinguished

eminent

projecting

eminent

illustrious, renowned

exorcise

to drive out by magic

exorcise

to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive

fabricate

to make, manufacture

fabricate

to make up, invent

irate

angry

irate

incensed, infuriated, enraged, livid

marauder

a raider, plunderer

marauder

looter, pirate, freebooter

obesity

excessive fatness

obesity

serious overweight, extreme corpulence

pauper

an extremely poor person

pilfer

to steal in small quantities

pilfer

filch, rob, swipe, purloin

rift

a split, break, breach

rift

crack, fissure, gap, cleft

semblance

a likeness

semblance

an outward appearance

semblance

appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade

surmount

to overcome, rise above

surmount

conquer, triumph over

terminate

to bring to an end

terminate

conclude, finish, discontinue

trite

commonplace

trite

overused, stale

trite

banal, hackneyed, corny

usurp

to seize and hold a position by force or without right

usurp

seize illegally, commandeer, supplant

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