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venal
capable of being bribed
sinecure
well paid position with little responsibility
insiduous
treacherous, stealthy, sly
eleemosynary
chairitable alms giving
sybarite
vs.stygian
sybarite=lover of luxury

stygian=gloomy, hellish, deathly
abrogate
abolish
apotheosis
elevation to godlihood; a perfect example of something.
apostate
one who abandons his religious faith or principles
excoriate
scold with biting harshness;strip the skin off.
propound
put forth for analysis
propriety
fitness, correct conduct
intransigence
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness.
ingratiate
become popular with
foment
stir up, instigate
flout
reject, mock
gainsay
deny
gambit
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
exegesis
explanation, especially of biblical passages
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
immolate
offer as a sacrifice
impermeable
impervious, not permitting passage
impervious
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
immure
imprision; shut up in confinement
argot
slang
guy
cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied
redoubtable
formidable, causing fear
refractory
stubborn, unmanageable
peripatetic
walking about, moving
unmitigated
unrelieved or immoderate; absolute
inpugn
To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: impugn a political opponent's record.
inauspicious
ill omened, unfortunate, unlucky
loquacious
vs.
lugubrious
loquacious= talkative

lugubrious=mournful
subjugate
conquer, to bring under control