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blunder - error; stupid mistake
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress