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denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
brawl - noisy quarrel
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
robust - strong; vigorous
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct