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scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually