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lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps