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distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric