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Bristle (v.)

To have one's hair stand up; stiffen with fear or anger

Caustic

Stinging, sarcastic, biting

Cessation

A pause or stopping

Condolence

Expression of sympathy

Dupe (n.)

An easily fooled person

Euphemism

Saying something in a less direct way; a less offensive term

Inadvertent

Due to an oversight, negligent

Incipient

Just starting

Incongruous

Having inconsistent elements

Infamous

Evil; having a bad reputation

Jostle

To push, to elbow

Lackluster

Lacking brightness, dull

Loathe

Despise

Mundane

Earthly

Ominous

Menacing, threatening

Reprimand (v.)

To scold severely

Repudiate

Disown, refuse to accept

Stipulate

Make a specific demand

Tremulous

Trembling, quivering

Wrest

Seize, to take by force

Crocodile tears

Hypocritical sympathy

To carry the day

To win the honors, to win the approval of the majority

Skid Row

Run down district, disreputable part of town

To go up in smoke

End fruitlessly, to come to no practical result