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hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
allege - state without proof
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
emancipate - set free; liberate
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
annul - make void
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience