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::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
::: umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
::: ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
::: comprehensive - broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate