(1) l’appel du vide: the call of the void. An actual phrase in French culture referring to that little voice that whispers just do it when you are standing near the edge of a high place.
(2) Arrogate: a synonym for appropriate as the latter term has been used in the jargon of cutting edge political discourse (for goodness sake, a synonym is needed. appropriate is more overplayed at this point than a Miley single). BTW, Garner wants everyone to know that things are arrogated *to* oneself.