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asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
reprisal - retaliation
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
impudence - impertinence; insolence
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble