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quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited