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exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse