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centripetal - tending toward the center
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
augment - increase; add to
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
wrath - anger; fury
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)