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noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
ovation - enthusiastic applause
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate