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::: provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
::: inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
::: quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
::: brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
::: gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
::: piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald