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irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint