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::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
::: larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
::: brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
::: retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
::: surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex