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unprepossessing - unattractive
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
tinge - give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise