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retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
hovel - shack; small wretched house
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
febrile - feverish
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor