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unorthodox
Breaking with convention or tradition.
flog
To beat with a whip, stick, etc., especially as punishment; whip; scourge
polysyllabic
consisting of several, esp. four or more, syllables, as a word
saboteur
someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
repudiate
to reject as having no authority or binding force
discountenanced
to disconcert, embarrass, or abash; to show disapproval of
gamboling
to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolick
annihilate
to destroy the collective existence or main body of; wipe out
shrewish
having the disposition or temperament of an ill-tempered, nagging person
orifice
an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent
multifarious
having many parts, elements, or forms
venerate
to regard or treat with reverance; revere
heretic
anyone who doesn't conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle
catapult
an ancient military engine for hurling stones and arrows
proliferate
to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation
debauchery
excessive indelgunce in sensual pleasures; intemperance
promiscuity
the state of being promiscuous or indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
aquiline
(of the nose) shaped like an eagle's beak; hooked
posterity
succrrding future generations collectively
stratum
one of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels
sordid
morally ignoble or base; vile
officiousness
objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome
unprocurable
not capable of being obtained, almost inaccessible
niggling
petty; trivial; inconsequential
commodity
an article of trade or commerce, esp, a product as distinguished from a service
effigies
a crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group
mutability
given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant
malignant
disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred
dapple
a spot or mottled marking, usually occuring in clusters
queue
a file or line, esp. of people waiting their turn
pathos
the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion
remonstrance
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
prole
a proletarian; a worker; belonging to the lowest or poorest class of the people
wainscotting
wood, esp. oah and usually in the form of paneling, for lining interior walls
voluptuous
directed toward or concerned with sensuous enjoyment or sensuous pleasure
ruminant
contemplative; meditative
infallible
absolutely trustworthy or sure
dilapidated
to cause or allow (a buliding, automobile, etc.) to fall into a state of disrepair, as by misuse or neglect
fecundity
fruitfulness or fertility; as of the earth; the capacity of abundant production
spurious
not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit
preponderance
the fact or quality of being superior in wight, powers, numbers
oligarchical
describing a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few
dissipate
to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel
timorously
full of fear; fearful
truncheon
the club carried by a police officer; billy; a staff representing an office or authority; baton
embezzlement
to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as money or property entrusted to one's care
inquisitor
a questioner, especially an unduly curious or harsh one; a person who investigates in an official capacity
degredation
the act of causing another person to feel humiliation, disgrace, dishonor, or debasement
taut
tightly drawn; tense; not slack
interpose
to place between; cause to intervene