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halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
cohesion - tendency to keep together
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness