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::: disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
::: platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
::: impudence - impertinence; insolence
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention