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anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
incorporate - introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
brackish - somewhat saline
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
frail - weak; N. frailty
banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air