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rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
bucolic - rustic; pastoral
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance