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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
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
complement - complete; consummate; make perfect; N.
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations