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pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect