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gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
pious - devout; religious; N. piety