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affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness