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gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
inimitable - matchless; not able to be imitated
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
implore - beg
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly