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sarcasm September 13, 2007

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  1. harsh or bitter derision or irony.
  2. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark: a review full of sarcasms.

facile July 10, 2007

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  1. moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality: facile fingers; a facile mind. 
  2. easily done, performed, used, etc.: a facile victory; a facile method. 
  3. easy or unconstrained, as manners or persons. 
  4. affable, agreeable, or complaisant; easily influenced: a facile temperament; facile people.

scurrilous July 10, 2007

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  1. grossly or obscenely abusive: a scurrilous attack on the mayor.
  2. characterized by or using low buffoonery; coarsely jocular or derisive: a scurrilous jest.

recidivist July 10, 2007

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  1. someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
  2. someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

invidious July 2, 2007

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  1. Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment: invidious accusations.
  2. Containing or implying a slight; discriminatory: invidious distinctions.
  3. Envious.