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ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
demise - death
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone