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::: loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
::: voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: monumental - massive; impressively large; built as a monument
::: besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films