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odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
vie - contend; compete
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
nebulous - vague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal