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animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion