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percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction