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astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin