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::: nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
::: tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
::: detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
::: propensity - natural inclination
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
::: insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
::: decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste