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garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
inviolable - secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)