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dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road