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::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
::: torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
::: adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
::: agglomeration - collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap