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rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning