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shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest