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impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
brawl - noisy quarrel
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish