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caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose