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::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: motto - brief statement used to express a principle
::: gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally