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heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid