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inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous