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acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
censorious - severely critical
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
jocund - merry
apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
abridge - condense or shorten