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contusion - bruise
fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily