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brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
malediction - curse
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone