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grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular