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stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)