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colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
alchemy - medieval chemistry
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)