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obese - excessively fat; N. obesity
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
incredulity - tendency to disbelief