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acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth