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ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight