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::: rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
::: drone - talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.
::: maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
::: seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
::: luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices