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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
indolent - lazy
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
mimicry - imitation
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests