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precursor
one that precedes and indicates the approach of another: PREDECESSOR
vindicate
1) to maintain a right to 2) to protect from attack or encroachment: DEFEND 3) to provide justification or defense for: JUSTIFY
chasten
1) to correct by punishment or suffering: DISCIPLINE 2) to cause to be more humble or restrained: SUBDUE
decrepit
1) wasted and weakened by or as if by the infirmities of old age 2) impaired by use or wear: WORN-OUT (a ~bus) 3) fallen into ruin or disrepair (a ~industry)
reprobate
1) an unprincipled or depraved person: SCOUNDREL, ROGUE 2) to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil (~ing the laxity of the age)
vacillate
1) to waver in mind, will, or feeling: hesitate in choice of opinions or courses 2) to sway through lack of equilibrium
obloquy
the condition of one that is discredited: bad repute
turpitude
inherent baseness: DEPRAVITY (also: a base act)
alloy
a compound, mixture, or union of different things
opprobrium
1) something that brings disgrace 2) public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious
placate
to soothe or mollify especially by concessions: APPEASE
commensurate
1) corresponding in size, extent, amount, or degree: PROPORTIONATE 2) equal in measure or extent: COEXTENSIVE
imperturbable
marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness: SERENE
bucolic
1) relating to shepherds or herdsmen: PASTORAL 2) relating to or typical of rural life
pandemonium
1) a wild uproar (~ erupted in the courtroom) 2) a chaotic situation 3) the infernal regions: HELL
stint
1) to restrict with respect to a share or allowance (~ed herself of luxuries) 2) to limit within certain boundaries
flay
1) to strip off the skin or surface of: SKIN 2) to criticize harshly: EXCORIATE
excoriate
1) to wear off the skin of: ABRADE 2) to censure scathingly
demeanor
behavior toward others: outward manner