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ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
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
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college