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cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
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
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)