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growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
hoodwink - deceive; delude