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::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
::: chaffing - bantering; joking
::: grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
::: repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
::: incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
::: hazardous - dangerous
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash