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::: fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
::: adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
::: accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
::: tenuous - thin; slim; rare
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
::: catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art