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diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge