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(n) official misconduct; violation of a public trust or duty
MALFEASANCE
(n) one that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable; a perplexing speech or text
ENIGMA
(adj.) having the habit of joking; being slyly humorous; said in fun; not to be taken seriously
FACETIOUS
(n.) a person who dislikes or distrusts people in general
MISANTHROPE
(v.t.) pay for work, services, trouble, etc.; reward; recompense
REMUNERATE
(n.) a damaging or false statement; slander
ASPERSION
(n.) hatred of women
MISOGYNY
(v.t.) censure, chasten, or punish in order to correct; criticize severely
CASTIGATE
(adj.) native or inhabitant of the West (i.e. Americans and Europeans)
OCCIDENTAL
(n.) proper behavior; good taste in conduct, speech, dress, etc.; observance or requirement of polite society; seemly
DECORUM
(n.) slaughterhouse
ABATTOIR
(v.t.) pay back; make return for; reward; make retaliation for; avenge
REQUITE
(v.t.) provide with explanatory or critical notes or comments
ANNOTATE
(v.t.) make futile; frustrate; cause to appear foolish or absurd; reduce to foolishness or absurdity
STULIFY
(n.) person who practices unusual self-denial or self-discipline, especially for religious reasons; person who refrains from pleasures and comforts
ASCETIC