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piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful