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dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
obsequy - funeral ceremony
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food