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corrupt
adjective
guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked
The judge was corrupt because the accused was his son.
Ku Klux Klan
noun
a secret organization in the southern U.S., active for several years after the Civil War, which aimed to suppress the newly acquired powers of blacks and to oppose carpetbaggers from the North, and which was responsible for many lawless and violent proceedings.
The Ku Klux Klan was accused of many lynchings in the south.
revelation
noun
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
It was a surprising revelation to learn the couple was getting married.
indifferently
adverb
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
His attitude was indifferent after he hurt he feelings.
plead
verb
to appeal or entreat earnestly, beg
She pleaded for forgiveness.
transaction
noun
to carry on or conduct (business, negotiations, activities, etc.) to a conclusion or settlement.
He made smart business transactions.
elegant
adjective
tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc.
The hall was decorated elegantly for the wedding.
exuberant
adjective
effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant
She was exuberant after winning the contest.
pantomime
noun and verb
the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech.
The pantomime was a wonderful street performer.
malicious
noun
full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful
Girls in high school often spread malicious gossip about each other.
agitation
noun
the act or process of agitating; state of being agitated
My younger sister is very agitating because she sings all the time.
quizzical
adjective
odd, queer, or comical
The stick figure stared at the face quizzically because it looked nuts.
ludicrous
adjective
causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous;
His joke was very ludicrous.
prosperous
adjective
having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful:
He had a prosperous life after selling his business.
jubilant
adjective
showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant
The jubilant crowd cheered after he won the race.