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imprecation - curse; swearword
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
quicksilver - mercury
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)