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sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically