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nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in