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caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull