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Instill verb 1. gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude, especially a desirable one) in a person's mind. inculcate, implant, ingrain My father attempted to instill a good work ethic in my brother but it didn't work.
Ridicule noun 1.the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior. mockery, derision, laughter A bully ridiculed my friend by calling him fat, but he got in trouble.
Falter verb 1.start to lose strength or momentum. hesitate, delay, stall Her smile faltered as she got disturbing news during the pageant.
Assailant noun 1.a person who physically attacks another. attacker, mugger, assaulter The assailant was beaten by an old lady as he tried to rob her in an airport.
Peril noun 1. serious and immediate danger. danger, jeopardy, risk, The child didn't understand the peril of standing in the street as he ran after the ball.
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