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smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
bereaved - deprived of (someone beloved through death)
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need