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stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher