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disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
boor - rude, insensitive person
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy