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brackish - somewhat saline
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
browbeat - bully; intimidate
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician