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::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: aberrant - abnormal or deviant
::: flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
::: jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
::: ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude