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acute
a cute

(adj.) with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
bluster
blus ter

(v.) to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts;
(n.) speech that is loud and threatening
bungle
bun gle

(v.) to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
commentary
com men tar y

(n.) a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
duration
dur a tion

(n.) the length of time that something continues or lasts
eerie
ee rie

(adj.) causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
facet
fa cet

(n.) one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
fidelity
fi del i ty

(n.) the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness
fray
fray

(n.) a brawl, noisy quarrel;
(v.) to wear away by rubbing, make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
headstrong
head strong

(adj.) willful, stubborn
inhabitant
in hab i tant

(n.) a person or animal living permanently in a given place
numb
numb

(adj.) having lost power of feeling or movement;
(v.) to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
pacify
pac i fy

(v.) to make peaceful or calm, to soothe
ravenous
rav en ous

(adj.) greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
refute
re fute

(v.) to prove incorrect
remorse
re morse

(n.) deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds
setback
set back

(n.) something that interferes with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall
smug
smug

(adj.) overly self-satisfied, self-righteous
synopsis
sy nop sis

(n.) a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc.; a summary
tarry
tar ry

(v.) to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while