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authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
spectral - ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
distrait - absentminded; distracted
inimitable - matchless; not able to be imitated
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize