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draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
artless - without guile; open and honest
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists