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distend - expand; swell out
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions