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grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D