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impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
beeline - direct quick route
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
swindler - cheater
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
belittle - disparage; depreciate