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genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
nugatory - worthless; futile
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
minatory - menacing; threatening
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
ligneous - like wood
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic