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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
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
viscid - adhesive; gluey
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
captious - faultfinding; too critical
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull