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prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
aberration - deviation from the normal; mental disorder
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
hovel - shack; small wretched house
abscond - depart secretly and hide
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car