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loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
detonation - explosion