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wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
partition - divide into parts
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
progenitor - ancestor
disband - dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs