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::: abysmal - bottomless
::: malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
::: fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
::: loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: finale - conclusion; concluding part
::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
::: gullible - easily deceived
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop