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morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
chronic - long established as a disease
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war