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(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n.) a substance used to smooth or polish
(n.) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v.) to cause such a feeling
(v.) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; (adj., part.) harassed, troubled; studded (as with jewels)
(n.) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright; (v.) to arrange or obtain such rights; (adj.) plain, open to view; copyrighted
native or confined to a particular region or people; charateristic of or prevalent in a field
on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional.
(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap or blow
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox
suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony; sarcastic
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