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knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
surpass - exceed
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
hackneyed - commonplace; trite