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ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
falsify - make (something written) false by changing
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal