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impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
exorcise - drive out evil spirits
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original