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raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify