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lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.