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paramour - illicit lover
apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification