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deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
bland - soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.