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lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel