bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
[C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from to diatribein while away, from dia- + to tribein rub]
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adjective . Chiefly British Informal
somewhat hungry: By noon we were feeling a bit peckish.
rather irritable: He’s always a bit peckish after his nap. CITE: http://www.dictionary.com
1. An impelling force; an impulse.
2. The force or energy associated with a moving body.
a. Something that incites; a stimulus.
b. Increased activity in response to a stimulus: The approaching deadline gave impetus to the investigation.
[Middle English impetous
from Latin impetus
see in- 2
to go towards, seek
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1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant: a recalcitrant prisoner.
2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate.
3. a recalcitrant person.
[1835–45; < Latin s. of recalcitrant-, recalcitrāns, present participle of to recalcitrāre kick back]
re•cal′ci•trance, re•cal′ci•tran•cy, n.
1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of conscience for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action; qualm.
[1350–1400; Middle English
Late Latin compūnctiō remorse
prick; compare point
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piquant (ˈpiːkənt; -kɑːnt)
1. having an agreeably pungent or tart taste
2. lively or stimulating to the mind
[C16: from French (literally: prickling), from piquer to prick, goad; ]
ˈpiquancy, ˈpiquantness n