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dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court