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macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
pulsate - throb; beat regularly; vibrate regularly
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.