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fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
infamous - notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
ambrosia - food of the gods
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp