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flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics