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emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting