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virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
intangible - not able to be perceived by touch; vague
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy