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verb have an opposite effect

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noun adverse reaction

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verb stop short

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verb become afraid

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verb backfire

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verb jump, bounce

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verb hide, hover in fear

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verb retract from position

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verb retreat

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verb cower, shrink

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verb vibrate in sound

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noun disgust, hatred

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noun jump, skip

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verb jump, skip

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verb draw back

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verb contort; toss back and forth

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noun elasticity

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noun elasticity
verb be deflected
verb flinch

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