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gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
ambrosia - food of the gods
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward