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::: euthanasia - mercy killing
::: bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
::: paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
::: manifold - many in number or kind; numerous; varied
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
::: zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo