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fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality