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inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
rabble - mob; noisy crowd
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
bilk - swindle; cheat
berate - scold strongly