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asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
effeminate - having womanly traits
bearing - deportment; connection
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium