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downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
ruthless - pitiless; merciless; cruel
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer