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grumpiness - disagreeble, iritable melevolent disposition
Does the manager Prosecute/Persecute the employees?
Prosecute: to prosecute someone, you need a legal process (which, in this case, manager don't have)
Persecute: to harass people or treat them unfairly or cruelly; oppress.
both Prosecute/Persecute come from Latin ...
Excursion:it means a visit to a place, a short trip or outing usually carried out for fun
Incursion:it means a hostile entry or invasion into a territory that one cannot ethically claim a right of
voracity -- gluttony
venal -- susceptible to corruption
venial -- small matter / trifling (like venial crime)
ABYSMAL: Something of immeasurable depth
ABYSSAL: Relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters
source: Wordpandit. com
To break or burst in.
To increase rapidly and irregularly in number
eg : In the absence of predators, the island's rodent population irrupted.
There was an irruption of chaos in the streets as the crowd violently stopped the marching soldiers
The act or process of erupting.
A sudden, often violent outburst.
An appearance of a rash or blemish on the skinThe emergence of a tooth through the gums