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excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
accede - agree
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult