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scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
ejaculation - exclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate
transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion