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impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
befuddle - confuse thoroughly
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.