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downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference