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despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
abominate - loathe; hate
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination