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::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: expound - explain
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
::: pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
::: fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
::: fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
::: discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive