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bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
aegis - shield; protection; defense
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete