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::: unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
::: wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
::: castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)