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unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
abbreviate - shorten
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric