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subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure