I read Bierce, II

Dependent, adj. Reliant upon another's genoristy for the support which you are not in a position to extract from his fears.

Insurrection, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.

For readers who are in my class (by my count, there are around two of you), this last is especially apt in light of some of the more inflammatory comments from Crim. today.