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adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.