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::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
::: gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position