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brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river