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wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
execrable - very bad; detestable
scorch - sear; N.
adept - expert at; very skilled
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy