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coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
defalcate - embezzle
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
resplendent - brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank