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venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war