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::: wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
::: drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
::: favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)