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cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
ramification - branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger