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petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
malodorous - foul-smelling