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Word: flinch

Definition: hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.


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::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
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