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ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
bedraggle - wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty