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crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
defalcate - embezzle