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metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence