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morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
predilection - preference; partiality
aloft - upward; high up in the air
evenhanded - impartial; fair
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove