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solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin