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opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
coquette - flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant