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despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things