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slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
depredation - plundering; destruction
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)