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cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey