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perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
bellicose - warlike
extol - praise very highly; glorify
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
consternation - great shock; dismay
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary