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contusion - bruise
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry