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2012-09-20 21:39:02
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  1. bevy
    • Noun:A large group of people or things of a particular kind.A group of birds, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
    • Synonyms:flock - herd - swarm - crowd - cluster - group - troop
  2. sinister
    • Adjective:Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.Wicked or criminal.
    • Synonyms:ominous - evil - portentous - baleful - inauspicious
  3. deplore
    • Verb:Feel or express strong disapproval of (something): "we deplore this act of violence".
    • Synonyms:bewail - regret - mourn - lament - bemoan - rue - weep
  4. smirk
    • Verb:Smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.
    • Noun:A smug, conceited, or silly smile: "a self-satisfied smirk".
    • Synonyms:verb. simper - grinnoun. grin - simper
  5. muff
    • Noun:A tube made of fur or other warm material into which the hands are placed for warmth.A mistake or failure, esp. a failure to catch or receive a ball cleanly.
    • Verb:Handle (a situation, task, or opportunity) clumsily or badly.
  6. slimy
    • Adjective:Covered by or having the consistency of slime.Disgustingly immoral, dishonest, or obsequious.
    • Synonyms:muddy - oozy - mucous - sludgy
  7. slander
    • Noun:The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
    • Verb:Make false and damaging statements about (someone).
    • Synonyms:noun. calumny - libel - defamation - aspersion - obloquyverb. defame - calumniate - traduce - vilify - backbite - libel
  8. allude
    • Verb:Suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.Mention without discussing at length.
    • Synonyms:hint - refer - intimate - suggest - imply - mention
  9. tinsel
    • Noun:A form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil.Showy or superficial attractiveness or glamour.
    • Synonyms:spangle
  10. spat
    • Noun:A short cloth gaiter covering the instep and ankle.A petty quarrel.The spawn or larvae of shellfish, esp. oysters.
    • Verb:Quarrel pettily.
    • Synonyms:quarrel - altercate
  11. premonition
    • Noun:A strong feeling of something about to happen, esp. something unpleasant.
    • Synonyms:presentiment - warning - augury - hunch - caution
  12. acquiesce
    • Verb:Accept something reluctantly but without protest.
    • Synonyms:consent - agree - assent - accede - comply
  13. prissy
    Adjective:(of a person or their manner) Fussily and excessively respectable.(of clothes) Overadorned with details such as ruffles and bows.
  14. fussy
    Adjective:(of a person) Fastidious about one's needs or requirements; hard to please: "he is very fussy about what he eats".Showing excessive or anxious concern about detail.
  15. mangle
    • Verb:Severely
    • mutilate, disfigure, or damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing:
    • "mangled beyond recognition"; "mangling Bach on the piano".Press or squeeze with a mangle.
    • Noun:A large machine that uses heated rollers to iron sheets or other fabrics.
    • Synonyms:mutilate - maim
  16. mutilate
    • Verb:Inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on.Inflict serious damage on.
    • Synonyms:maim - mangle - lame
  17. maim
    • Verb:Wound or injure (someone) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.
    • Synonyms:mutilate - lame - mangle - disable
  18. ominous
    • Adjective:Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.
    • Synonyms:sinister - portentous - inauspicious - threatening
  19. slender
    • Adjective:(of a person or part of the body) Gracefully thin.(esp. of a rod or stem) Of small girth or breadth.
    • Synonyms:slim - thin - slight - tenuous - svelte - fine - delicate
  20. taper
    • Noun:A slender candle.
    • Verb:Diminish or reduce or cause to diminish or reduce in thickness toward one end: "the tail tapers to a rounded tip".
    • Synonyms:noun. coneverb. sharpen

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