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perturb - disturb greatly
agape - openmouthed
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
illimitable - infinite; limitless
unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality