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stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
irascible - irritable; easily angered
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed