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onus - burden; responsibility
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
hoodwink - deceive; delude
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?