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filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
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
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
swindler - cheater
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired