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scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
domineer - rule over tyrannically
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles