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Word: abash

Definition: embarrass


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::: decoy - lure or bait; V.
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
::: falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
::: primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
::: flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
::: frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
::: gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
::: comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations