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::: shrewd - clever; astute
::: purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
::: dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
::: jocund - merry
::: tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
::: linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
::: implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis