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vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
unprepossessing - unattractive
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification