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::: actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
::: nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
::: duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
::: obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
::: paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
::: verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
::: adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate