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phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies