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curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.