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malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
rampart - defensive mound of earth
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.