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::: paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
::: conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
::: ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
::: narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
::: insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
::: reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame