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malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
dauntless - bold; fearless
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life