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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
hummock - small hill; hillock
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness