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rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices