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balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
subsequent - following in time or order; later
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent