Barron 's 1100 (4)

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alacrity

briskness, lively action

disdain

contempt

belligerent

warlike

intimidate

to overawe

feint

a false attack

pugnacious

quarrelsome

promulgate

to make known officially

brash

impudent

scoff

to sneer at

belittle

to make seem less important

tangible

having actual form

laceration

jagged wound

castigate

to correct by punishing

sordid

dirty, base

octogenarian

person in his or her eighties

solace

easing of grief

aspirant

candidate for high position

dregs

most worthless part

frenzy

wild fit

scurrilous

coarse

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