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phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
throes - violent anguish
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
annuity - yearly allowance
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility