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cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
practicable - feasible
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch