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amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
dribble - flow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth; move a ball; N.
extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
flaunt - display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes