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::: flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
::: overblown - inflated; exaggerated
::: volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
::: creed - system of religious or ethical belief
::: myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand