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lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
courier - messenger
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
avarice - greediness for wealth
ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak