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bellow

to make a sound similar to that of a bull, roar; a loud angry roar

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beneficiary

one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like

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botch

to repair or patch poorly; make a mess of; a hopelessly bungled job

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clutter

to fill or cover in a disorderly way; a state of disorder, mess

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dilapidated

falling a part or ruined, run-down

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dismantle

to take apart; to strip of something

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farce

a play filled with ridiculous or absurd happenings; broad or far-fetched humor; a ridiculous sham

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futile

not successful, failing to have any result; useless; unimportant, frivolous

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grueling

very tiring, calling for an extreme effort

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hospitable

offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange

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lair

the home or den of a wild animal; any hideout

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lavish

overly generous, extravagant; abundant; to spend or give freely or without limit

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morbid

in an unhealthy mental state, extremely gloomy; caused by or related to disease, unwholesome

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notorious

widely known because of bad conduct

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pamper

to allow too many privileges, be too generous and easygoing toward

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parasite

an organism that lives in or on another organism; one who lives off another person

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shirk

to avoid or get out of doing work; neglect a duty; to sneak, slink

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surplus

an amount beyond what is required, excess; more than what is needed or expected

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timidity

the state of being easily frightened

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veto

the power to forbid or prevent; to prohibit, reject

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syn: yell, bawl, holler; howl

bellow

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syn: foul up, bungle, mangle

botch

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syn: recipient, heir

beneficiary

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syn: litter, confusion

clutter

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syn: disassemble

dismantle

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syn: in disrepair, deteriorated, gone to seed

dilapidated

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syn: buffoonery, mockery

farce

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syn: exhausting, punishing, taxing

grueling

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syn: fruitless, vain, ineffective

futile

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syn: gracious, cordial, courteous

hospitable