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travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
colossal - huge
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy