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gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes