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Today's word is:

blench 1

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verb [ no obj. ]

Make a sudden flinching movement out of fear or pain: he blenched and struggled to regain his composure.

ORIGIN: Old English blencan 'deceive,' of Germanic origin; later influenced by blink.

blench 2

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verb [chiefly dialect]

variant spelling of blanch.