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wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
colossal - huge
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
minatory - menacing; threatening