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stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy