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provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
declivity - downward slope
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')