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A preparation, usually of herbal origin, with a bitter taste, which allegedly triggers a cascade of sensory CNS responses—e.g., stimulation of appetite, increased flow of gastric and bile juices, hepatic detoxification, and effecting intrinsic repair of the gastrointestinal tract
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bitter

(bĭt′ĕr) [AS. biter, strong]
Having a caustic, sharp, or disagreeable taste. It is one of the five taste senses (bitter, salty, savory, sour, and sweet).
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Sometimes, the daily struggles of life wear us down, and we start to retaliate with bitterness, thinking this is the way to survive.
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Both the characters describes incidents comprising bitterness of past during 40 years of separation but her husband remains in circle of male chauvinism and slaps his wife suspecting on her character which left deep in her mind and soul and she left him forever.
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A wonderful balance of flowery hop flavor and malty sweetness married together with a slight mineral taste and a clean lasting understated hop bitterness. Overall, a clean, crisp, medium-bodied German lager at a great price that seems to offer a little more flavor than your usual mass-market brew.