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plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
adamant - hard; inflexible
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
underlying - lying below; fundamental