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::: gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
::: wrath - anger; fury
::: pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
::: assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
::: impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)