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euthanasia
mercy killing
She was opposed to euthanasia on moral grounds.
ineffable
inexpressible
His overwhelming love for her was ineffable.
expedite
hasten
Please expedite this matter, as time is short.
expatiate
to elaborate
He loved expatiating on his deeds of valor.
hagiography
saint's biography
The biography is too flattering; it's a hagiography.
mirabile dictu
wonderful to say
He was, mirabile dictu, still alive after the fall.
mellifluous
honeyed
Read the poet's mellifluous language.
patronize
condescend to
He resented their patrician, patronizing attitude.
autochthonous
native
Alexander honored the country's autochthonous inhabitants.
inter alia
among other things
One the raft there were, inter alia, seven ducks.
bellicose
warlike
The bellicose barbarian tribes in Gaul feuded constantly.
anthropomorphic
man-shaped
The Greek gods were anthropomorphic.
malediction
a curse
We heard the convict's muttered malediction.
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
The xenophobic public hated the immigrant.
specious
false
The specious argument looked to be true, but it wasn't.