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snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
dispirited - lacking in spirit
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
appall - dismay; shock deeply
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands