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opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)