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avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed