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knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
declivity - downward slope
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma