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::: synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
::: bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
::: regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
::: grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)