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execrable - very bad; detestable
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars