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::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: imperil - put in danger
::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
::: confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.