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antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
partition - divide into parts
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave