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uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
remnant - remainder
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
adage - wise saying; proverb