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perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
satirical - using satire; mocking