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::: pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
::: berate - scold strongly
::: detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
::: claustrophobia - fear of being locked in