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alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
botch - mismanage; blow
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.