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excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
prolific - producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
muster - gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression