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aquiline
eaglelike
The Emperor had a curved, aquiline nose, like an eagle's beak.
malfeasance
public misconduct
The public official was accused of malfeasance.
costermonger
vegetable vendor
London's cockney costermongers sold their fruit.
gynecocracy
government of women
The chauvinist was afraid of gynecocracy.
tenebrous
dark and gloomy
The castle's tenebrous interior frightened Jonathan.
superego
unconscious conscience
Freud thought the id was controlled by the superego.
expostulate
to earnestly object
She ignored his earnest expostulations.
monograph
paper on one subject
The scholar published a monograph on the subject.
lacustrine
of lakes
Yeats longed for the lacustrine environment of Innisfree.
pungent
sharp
The pungent smell of the spice penetrated the room
magalomania
delusions of greatness
The megalomaniac had a Napoleon complex.
syndrome
complex of symptoms
Down's syndrome afflicts some children.
euphemism
pleasant name
The term "rest room" is a euphemism.
dissonant
inharmonious
A dissonant clamor arose in the streets below Talleyrand's room.
narcolepsy
attacks of sleep
The sleepy man was a victim of narcolepsy.