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onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
sinister - evil; ominous