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impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
denigrate - blacken; defame
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer