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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
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
nourishment - something that nourishes; food
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend