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percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
ablution - washing
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression