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merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation