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tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
robust - strong; vigorous
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate