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gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
monogram - design composed of one or more initials of a name; V.
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist