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arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
imperil - put in danger
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children