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::: brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
::: compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
::: proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
::: rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
::: incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
::: amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
::: exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort