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cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
wastrel - waster; profligate
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners