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conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather