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marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)