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mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
modish - fashionable; conforming to the current fashion
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist