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behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)