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beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
innocuous - harmless