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::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
::: representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
::: squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.