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wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
wastrel - waster; profligate
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
avuncular - of or like an uncle
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column