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astringent
substance that holds together muscles or tissues

adj: bitter, severe, stern
benign
of no danger to health; not recurrent or progressive
convalesce
to make progress toward recovery of health, TO RECUPERATE
lesion
an injury; hurt; wound
malignant
tending to produce death
morbid
pertaining to diseased parts; GRUESOME
salubrious
favorable to or promoting health
sebaceous
resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy; oily
virulent
highly infective; malignant or deadly; EXTREMELY DANGEROUS; PATHOGENIC
encomium
formal expression of high praise; TRIBUTE
eulogize
to praise highly; TO EXTOL
laudable
deserving praise; COMMENDABLE
plaudit
an enthusiastic expression of approval
calumnious
of, involving, or using columny; SLANDEROUS
imputation
accusation; insinuation
malign
to speak harmful untruths about; to TRADUCE; to VILIFY
stigma
A MARK OF DISGRACE or infamy as on one's reputation
banter
an exchange of light, PLAYFUL TEASES; RAILERY
droll
amusing in an ODD way
facetious
not meant to be taken seriously or literally
flippant
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness
harlequin
a buffoon in comedies (clown)
irony
opposite of literal meaning
jocose
characterized by joking; jesting; playful; JOCULAR
ludicrous
absurdly funny
parody
a satirical immitation
sarcasm
a sharply ironical taunt; INTENDED TO HURT
sardonic
bitter; mocking; cynical; BITTERLY SARCASTIC
travesty
any grotesque or debased imitation
alacrity
cheerful readiness; promptness
aversion
strong feeling of dislike; REPUGNANCE; ANTIPATHY
loathe
to feel disgust or INTENSE aversion for; TO ABHOR
volition
a choice or decision made at will