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harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)