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palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
titter - nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg