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::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
::: complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
::: celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
::: illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive