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condign
adequate; severe and well deserved
surfeit
satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff;
pundit
authority on a subject; expert; learned person
jingoist
extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist
aquiline
curved; hooked; or or like an eagle
mordant
biting; sarcastic; stinging
homily
sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning
rankle
irritate; fester; annoy
rotundity
roundness; sonorousness of speech
privation
lack of the basic necessities or comforts of lift; hardship; want
quirk
sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy;
jetsam
things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
lien
legal claim or right on a property
whorl
ring of leaves around stem
petulant
touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
lechery
gross lewdness; lustfulness
entomology
study of insects
molt
periodically shed or cast off hairs or feathers
expatiate
talk at length; speak or write in detail
askance
with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distrust); ex. look askance at
dour
sullen; gloomy; stubborn
prate
talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
palimpsest
reused writing material; something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface