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::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
::: unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
::: exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
::: lofty - very high
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory