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::: desiccate - dry up
::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
::: uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
::: daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
::: inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth