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proletariat
a. The class of industrial wage earners who must earn their living by selling their labor.
b. The poorest class of working people.
precarious
a. Dangerously lacking in security or stability. Uncertainty.
"Precarious footing on the ladder..."
garrulous
a. Talkative.
effusive
a. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy.
rigor
a. Strictness or severity, as in temperament, action, or judgment.
euphemisms
a. The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive.
“Euphemisms such as ‘slumber room’... abound in the funeral business”
neologisms
a. A new word, expression, or usage.
disparaged
1. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; belittle.
2. To reduce in esteem or rank.
obscure
a. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct.
b. Indistinctly heard; faint.
elude
a. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill.
The suspect continues to elude the police.
lachrymose
a. Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful.
b. Causing or tending to cause tears.
satiate
a. To satisfy (an appetite or desire) fully.
interminable
a. Being or seeming to be without an end; endless or tedious.
inimical
a. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse
b. Unfriendly; hostile:
"Habits inimical to good health..."

"A cold, inimical voice."
indolent
a. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.
b. inactive, indifferent.
"Humid, indolent weather."

"An indolent ulcer."