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ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
ejaculation - exclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate
invective - abuse
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
incinerate - burn to ashes
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery