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thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury