departure from what is proper, right, expected, normal; lapse from mental state deviation, anomaly, irregularity
for a specific purpose; improvised; with respect to this, makeshift
cause of fatal injury, death, destruction; death or ruin itself, poison, bete noire, spoiler
intrusion of commonplace material into context whos tone is lofty or elevated, nadir, anticlimax comedown, mawkishness, mush, schmaltz
illtempered, quarrelsome, difficult to get along with, cranky, testy, peevish, irascible, ornery
determination between right and wrong in questions of conduct, specious argument, sophistry, quibbling
actually existing, in reality, in point of fact
act of preying upon or plundering, looting, pillage, outrage
sympathetic understanding of feeling/thoughts/actions of someone else, sympathy, compassion
forerunner, herald, to herald the approach of, precursor, presage
belief that attainment of pleasure is life's chief aim, pursuit of pleasure, pleasure seeking, sensuality, sybaritism
lacking brilliance or vitality, dull, vapid, insipid, drab, flat
in open defiance of prevailing conditions, such a person, dissatisfied, disgruntled, grumbler
undue favoritism to one's relatives
provide satisfaction for the low tastes or vices of others, a person who does this, indulge, pimp, procurer
minor sin or offense, trifling fault or shortcoming, indescretion
piece de resistance
principle dish of a meal, incident, item, outstanding accomplishment, centerpiece, chef d'oeuvre
send or order back, send back to jail or to a lower court, remit, return
group of symptoms or signs that collectively characterize or indicate disease, disorder, abnorality, complex, pattern
flowing sweetly or smoothly, honeyed, euphonious, musical
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