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Traumatic

emotionally disturbing or distressing

Insolent

showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect

Haven

a place of safety or refuge

Tentatively

to describe something you are unsure or hesitant about

Prologue

a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work

Surrogate

a substitute

Referendum

a general vote by the electorate on a single political question

Residue

substance that has been left over from something

Injunction

an authoritative warning or order

Depreciate

diminish in value over a period of time

Fraud

something fake unlawful game and tricking someone

Visceral

relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect

Succumb

fail to resist

Aloof

cool and distant

Buoyant

able or apt to stay afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas

Squeamish

easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted

Apprehension

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen

Stalemate

a position counting as a draw

Armistice

an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce

Reparations

the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged