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hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
appall - dismay; shock deeply
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation