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fluster - confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
deft - neat; skillful
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
paucity - scarcity; dearth
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.