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alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
dispirited - lacking in spirit