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deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
delude - deceive
knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)