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maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
invincible - unconquerable
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear