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demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
circuitous - roundabout
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
underlying - lying below; fundamental
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
abate - subside or moderate
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
fluster - confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars