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peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism