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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
grotto - small cavern