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shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited