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::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
::: clique - small exclusive group of people
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
::: gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank