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preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
lethal - deadly
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence