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epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
edify - instruct; correct morally
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress