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tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw