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stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder