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::: manifold - many in number or kind; numerous; varied
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
::: ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
::: wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
::: grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life