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Aberration
(N)a departure from what is proper, right, expected, or normal; a lapse from a sound mental state
ad hoc
(ADJ)for this specific purpose;improvised
(ADV)with respect to this
Bane
(N)the source or cause of fatal injurt,death,destruction, or ruin; death or ruin itself;poison
Bathos
(N)the intrusion of commonplace or trie material into a context whose tome is lofty or elevated;grossly inseincere or exaggerated sentimentality;the lowest phase, nadir;an anticlimax, comedown
Cantankerous
(ADJ)ill-tempered, quarrelsome;difficult to get along or death with
Casuistry
(N)the determination of right and wrong in questions of conuct or conscience by the application of general ethical principles;specious argument
de facto
)ADJ)actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned
(ADV)in reality, actually
Depredation
(N)the act of preying open or plundering
Empathy
(N)a sympathetic understanding of or identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of someone or something else
Harbinger
(N)forerunner,herald
(V)to herald the approach of
HEdonism
(N)the belief that the attainment of pleasure is life's chief aim;devotion to or pursuit of pleasure
Lackluster
(ADJ)lacking brilliance or vitality; dull
Malcontent
(ADJ)discontented with or open defiance of prevailing conditions
(N)such a person
Mellifluous
(ADJ)flowing sweetly or smoothly;honeyed
Nepotism
(N)undue favoritism to or excessive patronage of one's relatives
Pander
(V)to cater to or provide satisfaction for the low tastes or vices of others
(N)a person who does this
PEccadillo
(N)
piéce de résistance
(N)
remand
(V)
syndrome
(N)