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embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
incident - event; event that causes a crisis