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defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail