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chaffing - bantering; joking
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth