cauterize to burn an injury to stop bleeding and prevent infection
effusive expressing welcome, approval or pleasure in a way that shows very strong feeling They gave us such an effusive welcome it was quite embarrassing.
inertia lack of activity or interest, or unwillingness to make an effort to do anything The organization is stifled by bureaucratic inertia.
plaintive describes something which sounds slightly sad the plaintive sound of the bagpipes "What about me?" came a plaintive voice.
relinquish to give up something such as a responsibility or claim ; abandon He has relinquished his claim to the throne. She relinquished control of the family investments to her son
vindictive having or showing a wish to harm someone because you think that they have harmed you; unwilling to forgive In the film 'Cape Fear', a lawyer's family is threatened by a vindictive former prisoner.
fettle healthy or strong, or in good condition "How was Jane?" "Oh, she was in fine fettle."
intrusive affecting someone or something in an annoying, disturbing and unwanted way intrusive questioning intrusive lighting
sanctimonious acting as if morally better than others sanctimonious religious leaders preaching about morality .----holier than thou
convalescence convalesce to rest in order to get better after an illness After your operation, you'll need to convalesce for a week or two.
finagle to use tricks and dishonest methods to get what you want He somehow finagled his way into the army as a lieutenant.
rancor a feeling of hate and continuing anger about something in the past They cheated me, but I feel no rancour towards/against them.
tenacious holding tightly onto something, or keeping an opinion in a determined way Tenacious woman; Tenacious work The baby took my finger in its tenacious little fist. There has been tenacious local opposition to the new airport.
laconically using very few words to express what you mean She had a laconic wit.
gush To flow or send out quickly Blood was gushing from his nose. gush out
nit-picking Giving too much attention to details which are not important A nitpicking attitude
cranky Easily annoyed or upset He has been cranky all day.