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aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark