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buffoon - stupid person; clown
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote