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::: hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
::: viper - poisonous snake
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
::: fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
::: prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
::: effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)