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::: mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
::: jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: mischance - ill luck
::: shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
::: institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
::: foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
::: indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside