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anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
blandishment - flattery
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque