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dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person