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grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative