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libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle