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::: burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
::: jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
::: provisional - tentative; temporary
::: obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'