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trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
menace - threat; V: threaten
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant