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astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.