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aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
fiend - evil spirit; devil
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents