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metropolis - large city
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
predecessor - former occupant of a post
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die