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mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
contusion - bruise
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
simulate - feign; imitate
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)