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Word: gruesome

Definition: grisly; horrible


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::: surmount - overcome
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::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: capricious - unpredictable; fickle
::: antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
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::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill