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opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
osseous - made of bone; bony
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation