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deterrent - something that discourages or deters
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander