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stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
dispirited - lacking in spirit
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
flotsam - drifting wreckage
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division