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wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court