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halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
deft - neat; skillful
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N: