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drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade