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instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia