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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
abjure - renounce upon oath
remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy