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mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
slither - slip or slide
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product