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problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
abscond - depart secretly and hide
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
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks