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vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
indite - write; compose
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.