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nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
deign - condescend; stoop
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous