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 for squalid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squalid \Squal"id\ (skw[o^]l"[i^]d), a. [L. squalidus, fr.
     squalere to be foul or filthy.]
     Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty.
     [1913 Webster]
           Uncombed his locks, and squalid his attire. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
           Those squalid dens, which are the reproach of large
           capitals.                                --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of
             life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos";
             "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle
             Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his
             very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of
             intrigue and betrayal" [syn: seamy, seedy, sleazy,
             sordid, squalid]
      2: foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge
         of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest
         part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid
         shantytowns" [syn: flyblown, squalid, sordid]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "squalid":
     abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly,
     beat-up, bedraggled, beggarly, beneath contempt, black,
     blameworthy, blowzy, broken-down, brutal, careless, cheesy,
     chintzy, contemptible, crummy, debased, degraded, deplorable,
     depraved, despicable, detestable, dilapidated, dingy, dire, dirty,
     disgusting, disheveled, disreputable, drabbletailed, draggled,
     draggletailed, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fetid,
     filthy, flagrant, foul, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, fulsome, grave,
     grievous, gross, grubby, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid,
     ignoble, impure, in rags, infamous, informal, lamentable, little,
     loathsome, loose, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, mangy, mean,
     measly, messy, miserable, monstrous, mussy, nasty, nefarious,
     negligent, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive,
     outrageous, paltry, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poky, poor, ragged,
     raggedy, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, reptilian, repulsive,
     rotten, ruinous, run-down, sad, scabby, scandalous, schlock,
     scraggly, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, seedy, shabby,
     shameful, shocking, shoddy, slack, slatternly, sleazy, slipshod,
     sloppy, slovenly, slumlike, slummy, sluttish, small, soily, sordid,
     tacky, tattered, terrible, too bad, ugly, unclean, uncleanly,
     unkempt, unmentionable, unneat, unsightly, untidy, vile,
     villainous, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched

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