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illicit - illegal
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
declivity - downward slope
promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency