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::: raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
::: emanate - issue forth; come out
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
::: quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual