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irremediable - incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
stipend - pay for services
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in