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menace - threat; V: threaten
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
canto - division of a long poem
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
promontory - headland
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.