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supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
impenitent - not repentant
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''