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shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
beseech - beg; plead with
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
martial - warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort