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::: bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
::: crinkle - wrinkle
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
::: detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
::: stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
::: facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility