perturb

make (someone) anxious or unsettled

pique

stimulate (interest or curiosity)

pluck

catch hold of and pull quickly

poised

having a composed and self-assured manner

ponder

think about (something) carefully

potential

having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future

precise

marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail

predatory

seeking to exploit or oppress others

presume

suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability

prevalent

widespread in a particular area at a particular time

preview

an inspection or viewing of something before it is bought or becomes generally known and available

prior

existing or coming before in time, order, or importance

profound

(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense

prominent

important; famous

proprietor

the owner of a business, or a holder of property

prowess

skill or expertise in a particular activity or field

punctual

happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time; on time

quench

stifle or suppress (a feeling)

radiant

sending out light; shining or glowing brightly

random

made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision

rant

speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way

rebuke

express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions

recede

go or move back or further away from a previous position

reprimand

scold (someone), especially officially

resolve

firm determination to do something

resume

begin to do or pursue (something) again after a pause or interruption

retort

a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive reply to a remark

reverberate

have continuing and serious effects

robust

strong and healthy; vigorous

rupture

break or burst suddenly

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