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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
effeminate - having womanly traits
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder