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scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass