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ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
depict - portray
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)