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  1. aberration
    • noun
    • the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course.
  2. ad hoc
    • noun
    • not planned, just done on a needly basis
  3. bane
    • noun
    •  a source of harm or ruin
  4. bathos
    • noun
    • the sudden appearance of a silly idea or event in a book, movie discussion, etc., that is serious in tone
  5. cantankerous
    • adjective
    • difficult or irritating to deal with
  6. casuistry
    the application of general ethical principles to particular cases of conscience or conduct.
  7. de facto
    • noun
    • in fact; in reality
  8. depredation
    • noun
    • the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage.
  9. empathy
    • noun
    • the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes ofanother.
  10. harbinger
    • noun
    • anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign:
  11. hedonism
    • noun
    • the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good.
  12. lackluster
    • adj
    • below average; subpar
  13. malcontent
    • adj
    • not satisfied or content with currently prevailing conditions or circumstances.
  14. mellifluous
    • adj
    • sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding:
  15. nepotism
    • noun
    • favoritism for one's family
  16. pander
    • noun
    • a person who caters to or profits from the weaknesses or vices of others.
  17. peccadillo
    • noun
    • a small sin or offense
  18. piece de resistance
    • noun
    • the main dish or attraction; the centerpiece
  19. remand
    • verb
    • to send back
  20. syndrome
    • noun
    • a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder,disease, or the like.
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