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Word: balk

Definition: stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate


Sentences Containing 'balk'

After closure the school buildings were used as the set for the 1986 Halloween television movie, "The Worst Witch" based on the fantasy novel by Jill Murphy starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry.
Liberal author Tocqueville himself considered that the British model was better adapted than the French one and did not balk before the cruelties of General Bugeaud's conquest. He went as far as advocating racial segregation there.

More Vocab Words

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::: unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
::: nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
::: unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
::: atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: trite - hackneyed; commonplace
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline