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unprepossessing - unattractive
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return