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surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
impecunious - without money
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed