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philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful