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gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars