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bastard - illegitimate child
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
drama - prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
avuncular - of or like an uncle
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve