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juggernaut - irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation