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progeny - children; offspring; descendants
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story