a departure from what is proper, right, expected, or normal; a lapse from a sound mental state
for this specific purpose; improvised; with respect to this
the source or cause of fatal injury, death, destruction, or ruin; death or ruin itself; poison
the intrusion of commonplace or trite material into a context whose tone is lofty or elevated; grossly insincere or exaturated sentimentality; the lowest phrase, nadir; and anticlimax, comedown
ill-tempered, quarrelsome; difficult to get along or deal with
the determincation of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by the application of general ethical principles; specious argument
actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned; in reality, actually
the act of preying upon or plundering
a sympathetic understanding of or identification with feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of someone or something else
a forerunner, herald
the belief that the attainment of pleasure is life's chief aim
lacking brilliance or vitality; dull
discontented with or in open defiance of prevailing conditions
flowing sweetly or smoothly
undue favoritism to one's relatives
to cater to or provide satisfaction for the low tastes or vices of others
a minor sin or offense, a trifling fault or shortcoming
piece de resistance
the principal dish of a meal; an outstanding accomplishment
to send or order back, in law to send back to jail or a lower court
a group of symptoms or signs that collectively characterize a disease, disorder, abnormality, etc.
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