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skinflint - miser; stingy person
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
dehydrate - remove water from; dry out