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imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals