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(of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading.

abject

2

characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.

ascetic

3

severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance

austere

4

demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.

bellicose

5

showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

callous

6

showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.

cavalier

7

(of a person) elderly and infirm

decrepit

8

: a ruler who has total power and who often uses that power in cruel and unfair ways

: a person who has a lot of power over other people

despot

9

without consolation or comfort; unhappy

disconsolate

10

feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress.

dolorous

11

list

enumeration

12

smelling extremely unpleasant

fetid

13

captivity: the state of being imprisoned

immurement

14

lack of piety or reverence, esp. for a god

impiety

15

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

incongrous

16

having or affected by jaundice, in particular unnaturally yellow in complexion.

jaundiced

17

not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.

lax

18

lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

naivete

19

of or relating to Paros or the fine white marble for which it is renowned

parian

20

a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something

penchant

21

the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance

preponderance

22

splendid and expensive-looking

sumptuous

23

split apart

sundered

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an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs ).

syllogism

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present, appearing, or found everywhere

ubiquitous