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flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
curtail - shorten; reduce
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on