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Flashcards in Cruel and Unusual Deck (18)
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vilis

worthless

2

super

above, beyond

3

de

down

4

less

without

5

ruthless (adj)

cruel, merciless

6

contempt (n)

scorn, disrespect

7

callous (adj)

hardened, insensitive

8

sadistic (adj)

taking pleasure in the pain of others

9

supercilious (adj)

full of haughty arrogance

10

idiosyncrasy (n)

a peculiar trait or habit

11

anomaly (n)

unusual event

12

incongruous (adj)

inappropriate, not in keeping with a pattern

13

fetter (v)

to tie up, to chain

14

notorious (adj)

famous for bad things

15

decry (v)

to speak out against

16

vilify (v)

to slander; to defame

17

heinous (adj)

cruel, and unusual

18

revile (v)

to denounce abusively