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lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
perpetual - everlasting
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop