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stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
brochure - pamphlet
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model