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The saga of a lone man confronting the turbulent oceans in a small boat is an exploit we find laudable.
The ingrate refused to accept Cindy's belated gift.
broken down, worn out
When released from incarceration he was gaunt and decrepit.
calm, steady, serene
The speaker remained imperturbable while his audience shouted caustic comments about his mendacious activities.
Since the player did not vacillate in the game, they won, and his team was happy.
strong, trusty, firm.
She is such a staunch friend, my reprehensible actions do not cause a schism between us.
The coach heaped opprobrium upon the fledgling ball player.
governed by opportunity, not principled
We are ready to rationalize Machiavellian activities on the part of our side if they are to the detriment of our adversary.
without conscience, unreasonable
It was unconscionable to Abraham Lincoln to keep a book he had borrowed without making tenacious efforts to return it.
There was pandemonium as the presidential nominee entered the convention site.
strip off skin, scold harshly
He castigated his opponents and went to great lengths to flay them with accusations of megalomania.
His demeanor was atypical; usually phlegmatic, he was belligerent and garrulous during the broadcast.
sketch, description in words
Then he gave an incisive delineation of his fulsome opponents as an antiquated group, complacent about the noisome conditions in a moribund city.
The mayor tried to vindicate his actions that had been called capricious and irrational by critics.
"The most heinous thing i have done," he said in a stentorian voice, "is eradicate the untruth that my party is not compatible with progress."
vileness, evil wickedness
From any facet of his life, the acme of moral turpitude was reached by Adolph Hitler.
We do not condone or tolerate an infraction of even the most trivial kind.
It takes a callous person to watch with equanimity(composure) as a gullible, naive girl falls for the line of a loathsome boy.
to right a wrong, remedy
There seems to be no way to redress a grievance against at omnipotent ruler.
How easy it is to heap vituperation upon someone at the nadir of his career.