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irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
perturb - disturb greatly
inkling - hint; slight indication
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
abut - border upon; adjoin
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)