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functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal