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paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.