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holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
emasculate - weaken; castrate
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
clandestine - secret
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous