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::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
::: advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
::: stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
::: exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
::: atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
::: dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
::: evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
::: evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit