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indecision - irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
trifling - trivial; unimportant
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap