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acetic - vinegary
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
conjugal - pertaining to marriage
annul - make void
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials