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woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
pretext - excuse
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
disinclination - unwillingness
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)