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stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle