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untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
repast - meal; feast; banquet
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life