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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.
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
::: redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers