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brackish - somewhat saline
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
topple - become unsteady and fall down
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)