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taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
prefatory - introductory; of a preface
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast