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application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe