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gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
discrete - separate; unconnected
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
gainsay - deny
immutable - unchangeable
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use