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::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: 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
::: ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
::: ecosystem - ecological community together with its environment
::: palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
::: flotsam - drifting wreckage
::: discrete - separate; unconnected
::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote