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cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake