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::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
::: inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)