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rankleto cause anger, irritation, or deep bitterness
prescienceforeknowledge of events:
stalematea drawing position in chess in which a player is not in checkmate but has no legal move to play
ebbthe reflux of the tide toward the sea
mangeany of various persistent contagious skin diseases marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair, affecting domestic animals or sometimes humans, and caused by a minute parasitic mite compare sarcoptic mange
chipa small usually thin and flat piece (as of wood or stone) cut, struck, or flaked off
luridcausing horror or revulsion : gruesome
fermentationthe enzyme-catalyzed anaerobic breakdown of an energy-rich compound (such as a carbohydrate to carbon dioxide and alcohol or to an organic acid) by the action of microorganisms (such as bacteria or yeast) that occurs naturally and is commonly used in the production of various products (such as food, alcoholic beverages, and pharmaceuticals) especially by controlling microbial enzymatic activity
despiseto look down on with disrespect or aversion
quenchput out