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chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining