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::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
::: hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
::: knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
::: protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained