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surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation