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acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.