supplant \suh-PLANT\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To take the place of (another), especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics; as, a rival supplants another. 2 : To take the place of and serve as a substitute for.
coterminous \koh-TUR-muh-nuhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Having the same or coincident boundaries. 2 : Having the same scope, range of meaning, duration.
"As Ronald was fond of pointing out, in a democracy the interests of the ...Read More
palaver \puh-LAV-uhr; puh-LAH-vur\ (noun) - 1 : Idle talk 2 : Talk intended to beguile or deceive. 3 : A parley usually between persons of different backgrounds or cultures or levels of sophistication; a talk; hence, a ...Read More
gravid \GRAV-id\ (adjective) - Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
"Mel was about to ask the woman for help with the heavy lifting, that is, until he noticed her gravid belly and realized the error of ...Read More
predilection \preh-d'l-EK-shun; pree-\ (noun) - A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
"While Franklin espoused a predilection for blondes, all of his girlfriends had been brunettes or redheads."
scapegrace \SKAYP-grayss\ (noun) - A reckless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless; a rascal; a scoundrel.
"A care-free scapegrace as a boy, Terry grew up into the sort of person lesser men would follow into...Read More