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narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
disgruntle - make discontented
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard