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demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
approbation - approval
commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate