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hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food