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infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
doggerel - poor verse
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
abate - subside or moderate
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye