impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic

behemoth - huge creature; something of monstrous size or power

venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come

contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.

orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics

pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease

harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.

fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food

carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals

coquette - flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.



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