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reproach
to make somebody feel shame, to express disapproval or disappointment in
beleaguer
(beseige) to harass; beset: We are beleaguered by problems. To surround with troops;
ignomity
Great personal dishonor or humiliation. Shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character.
meretricious
(gaudy)Attracting attention in a vulgar manner:(meretricious ornamentation).Plausible but false or insincere; specious:( a meretricious argument.) Of or relating to prostitutes or prostitution: (meretricious relationships.)
reify
to objectify, to regard or treat (an abstraction) as if it had concrete or material existence.
junket
a party or trip (taken by an official)
nugatory
of little or no importance, invalid, worthless
rife
widespread, abundant
secular
not specifically pertaining to a religion
compendious
summarizing completely and briefly
countenance
(v) to favor or support
dandy
has elegant dress or manners
cur
one who is base
denude
to make bare, uncover, undress
eschew
to abstain from, avoid
etiology
study of causes
inflammable
easily lit
largess
generosity
sedulity
concentration or blatant attentiveness
militate
to operate against, work against, to have influence
purblind
being unable to see
extraneous
not relevant
infirm
unhealthy
maladroit
clumsy, inept
effulgent
radiant
indiscretion
lack of tact
inclement
harsh (as in weather)
colloquial
characteristic of informal speech
cogent
logically forceful, compelling, convincing
ruth
mercy
skein
a bunch of yarn
stanch
stop the flow
unguent
ointment
trenchant
acute, sharp, incisive, forceful, effective
virtuoso
someone with masterly skill, expert musician