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prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory