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distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin