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wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
hostility - unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)