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emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
wastrel - waster; profligate
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors