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ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
tenacity - firmness; persistence
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation