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pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
indigent - poor; destitute
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity