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noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story