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facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
augment - increase; add to
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)