truculent: /'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile The bully was initially truculent but eventually stopped picking fights at the least provocation.
turpitude: /'tɜrpɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. Syn. depravity depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act A visitor may be denied admittance to this country if she has been guilty of moral turpitude.
ubiquitous: /ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent being or existing everywhere; omnipresent That Christmas "The Little Drummer Boy" seemed ubiquitous; we heard the tune everywhere.
usurp: /'jʊzəp/ v. Syn. appropriate seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority The revolution ended when the victorious rebel general succeeded in his attempt to usurp the throne.
petulant: /'pɛtjʊlənt/ a. Syn. irritable easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered Her narrow face was fixed in petulant defiance.
philistine: /'fɪlɪstaɪn/;/-sti:n/ n. narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain We need more men of culture and enlightenment; we needn't any philistine among us.
pillage: /'pɪlɪdʒ/ v. Syn. plunder rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder; take as spoils The enemy planned to pillage the quiet village and leave it in ruins.
pious: /'paɪəs/ a. Syn. devout; religious devout; religious; exhibiting strict, traditional sense of virtue and morality The challenge for church people today is how to be pious in the best sense, that is, to be devout without becoming hypocritical.