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vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
wanderlust - strong longing to travel
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
graphic - pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described