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::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: enrapture - please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: bogus - counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: hoary - white with age
::: gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.