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compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound