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concentric - having a common center
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
compensatory - making up for; repaying
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
crone - hag; ugly old woman
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
discombobulated - discomposed; confused
devoid - empty; lacking