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::: perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
::: ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
::: ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
::: nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
::: incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
::: bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous