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seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
lascivious - lustful
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate