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deleterious
harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way
depravity
1. a corrupt act or practice
2. the quality or state of being depraved
derision
an object of ridicule or scorn
despondency
the state of being despondent; dejection; hopelessness
despotic
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical
discern
1. (a) to detect with the eyes (b) to detect with senses other than eyes
2. to recognize or identify as separate and distinct; discriminate
3. to come to know or recognize mentally
duplicity
1. contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action; esp. the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action
2. the quality or state of being double or twofold
3. the technically incorrect use of two or more distinct items (as claims, charges, or defenses) in a single legal action
edifice
1. building; esp. a large or massive structure
2. a large abstract structure
efferevescent
1. to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes
2. to show liveliness or exhilaration
endow
1. to furnish with an income; esp. to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support or maintenance of
2. to furnish with a dower
3. to provide with something freely or naturally
enmity
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
entreaty
earnest request or petition; supplication
enumerate
1. to ascertain the number of ; count
2. to specify one after another; list
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
esoteric
1. requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group; difficult to understand
2. (a) limited to a small circle (b) private, confidential
3. of special, rare, or unusual interest
estrange
1. to remove from customary environment or associations
2. to arouse especially mutual enmity or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or fiendliness; alienate
ethereal
1. (a) of or relating to the regions beyond the earth (b) celestial; heavenly (c) unworldly; spiritual
2. (a) lacking material substance; immaterial; intangible (b) marked by unusual delicacy or refinement (c) suggesting the heavens or heaven
eulogy
1. a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased
2. high praise
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
exigent
1. requiring immediate aid or action
2. requiring or calling for much; demanding