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contusion - bruise
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
innate - inborn
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter