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genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
veer - change in direction; swerve
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful