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egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)