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::: wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
::: miserly - stingy; mean
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
::: friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
::: tremulous - trembling; wavering
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat