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jettison

n.--a throwing overboard of goods to lighten a vehicle in an emergency

syn.--dump, drop, ditch, discharge, throw out, unload

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jocund

adj.--merry; gay; cheerful

syn.--happy, jolly, merry, bright, glad, sunny, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, buoyant, ebullient, elated, gleeful

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lacerate

v.--1. to tear or mangle; 2. to wound or hurt

syn.--gash, slash, tear, rip, rend, shred, score, scratch, scrape, graze, wound, injure, hurt

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lambent

adj.--giving off a soft radiance

syn.--flickering, fluttering, incandescent, twinkling, dancing, radiant, brilliant

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lassitude

n.--a state or feeling of being tired or weak

syn.--lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, tiredness, fatigue, torpor, lifelessness, apathy

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lewd

adj.--lustful; wicked

syn.--lecherous, licentious, lascivious, dirty, prurient, salacious, lubricious, libidinous; debauched, depraved, degenerate, decadent, dissipated, dissolute, perverted, wanton

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libertine

n.--one who indulges his desires without restraint

syn.--philanderer, playboy, rake, lecher, seducer, womanizer, adulterer, debauchee, profligate, wanton

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licentious

adj.--disregarding accepted rules and standards

syn.--dissolute, dissipated, debauched, degenerate, immoral, naughty, wanton, decadent, depraved, sinful, corrupt, lustful, lecherous, lascivious, libidinous, prurient, lubricious, lewd, promiscuous, lickerish

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lithe

adj.--easily bent; pliable; marked by effortless grace

syn.--agile, graceful, supple, limber, lithesome, loose-limbed, nimble, deft, flexible, lissome, slender, slim, willowy

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loquacious

adj.--talkative

syn.--voluble, communicative, expansive, garrulous, unreserved, chatty, gossipy, gossiping

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lugubrious

adj.--mournful; very sad

syn.--gloomy, sad, unhappy, doleful, glum, melancholy, woeful, miserable, woebegone, forlorn, somber, solemn, serious, sorrowful, morose, dour, cheerless, joyless, dismal

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lurid

adj.--ghastly pale; gloomy

syn.--bright, brilliant, vivid, glaring, shocking, fluorescent, flaming, dazzling, intense, gaudy, loud, showy, bold, garish, tacky

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magnate

n.--a very influential person in any field of activity

syn.--tycoon, mogul, captain of industry, baron, lord, king, magnifico; industrialist, proprietor; informal, big shot, big cheese

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malefactor

n.--one who commits a crime

syn.--wrongdoer, miscreant, offender, criminal, culprit, villain, lawbreaker, felon, evildoer, delinquent, hooligan, hoodlum; sinner, transgressor

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malign

v.--to defame; speak evil of

syn.--harmful, evil, bad, baleful, hostile, inimical, destructive, malignant, injurious

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marauder

n.--a rover in search of booty or plunder

syn.--raider, plunder, pillager, looter, robber, pirate, freebooter, bandit, highwayman, rustler

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maudlin

adj.--foolishly and tearfully sentimental

syn.--emotional, overemotional, tearful, lachrymose

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mendacious

adj.--addicted to deception

syn.--lying, untruthful, dishonest, deceitful, false, dissembling, insincere, disingenuous, hypocritical, fraudulent

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mercurial

adj.--quick, volatile; changeable

syn.--capricious, temperamental, excitable, fickle, changeable, unpredictable, variable, protean, mutable, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, fluctuating, ever-changing, moody, flighty

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meretricious

adj.--alluring by false, showy charms; fleshy

syn.--worthless, valueless, cheap, tawdry, trashy, Brummagem, tasteless, kitsch, kitschy

21

mettle

n.--high quality of character

syn.--spirit, fortitude, strength of character, moral fiber, steel, determination, resolve, resolution, backbone, grit, true grit, courage, courageousness, bravery, valor, fearlessness, daring

22

mien

n.--manner; external appearance

syn.--look, expression, countenance, aura, demeanor, attitude, air, manner, bearing

23

misanthropy

n.--hatred of mankind

syn.--cynic, recluse, hermit

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mite

n.--1. very small sum of money; 2. very small creature

syn.--1. morsel, portion, pinch, smidgen; 2. acarid, atom, molecule, mote, nit

25

modulate

v.--1. to regulate or adjust; 2. to vary the pitch of the voice

syn.--1. adjust, set, modify, moderate; 2. adjust, change the tone of, temper, soften

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mollify

v.--to soften; to make less intense

syn.--appease, placate, pacify, conciliate, soothe, calm

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moot

adj.--subject to or open for discussion or debate

syn.--debatable, arguable, questionable, at issue, disputable, controversial, contentious, disputed, unresolved, unsettled

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mordant

adj.--biting, cutting, or caustic

syn.--trenchant, biting, acerbic, sardonic, sarcastic, scathing, acid, sharp, keen; critical, bitter, virulent, vitriolic

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mutinous

adj.--inclined to revolt

syn.--rebellious, insubordinate, subversive, seditious, insurgent, insurrectionary, rebel, riotous

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nefarious

adj.--very wicked; abominable

syn.--evil, sinful, iniquitous, egregious, heinous, atrocious, vile, foul, odious, depraved, monstrous, fiendish, diabolical, unspeakable, despicable, villainous, criminal, corrupt, illegal, unlawful