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balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
exclaim - cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at