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cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
abut - border upon; adjoin
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition