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gusty - windy
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
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
predilection - preference; partiality
delve - dig; search deeply; investigate
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment