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::: contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
::: tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
::: premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
::: banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
::: impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
::: fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger