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juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against