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::: rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
::: opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
::: outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
::: trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
::: holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
::: besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism