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seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
abscond - depart secretly and hide
vex - annoy; distress
defalcate - embezzle
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous