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loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
euthanasia - mercy killing
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet