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thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
disparage - belittle
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation