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scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
gainsay - deny
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest