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infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
hostility - unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
artisan - a manually skilled worker
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
pillage - plunder
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce