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stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
decelerate - slow down
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
cadet - student at a military school
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant