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blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant