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::: bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
::: taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: deplete - reduce; exhaust
::: abscission - cutting off; separation
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
::: mortician - undertaker; CF. death
::: coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer