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repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties