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dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
gruel - thin liquid porridge
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
recrimination - countercharges; V. recriminate
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually