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flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
filch - steal (things of small value)
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
centripetal - tending toward the center
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure