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astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
adversary - opponent; enemy
menace - threat; V: threaten
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble