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 for Affront
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pocket \Pock"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pocketed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pocketing.]
     1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the
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              He would pocket the expense of the license.
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     2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
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              He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long
              been dead.                            --Macaulay.
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     To pocket a ball (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket
        of the table.
     To pocket an insult, affront, etc., to receive an affront
        without open resentment, or without seeking redress. "I
        must pocket up these wrongs." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affront \Af*front"\, n. [Cf. F. affront, fr. affronter.]
     1. An encounter either friendly or hostile. [Obs.]
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              I walked about, admired of all, and dreaded
              On hostile ground, none daring my affront. --Milton.
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     2. Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies
        resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity;
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              Offering an affront to our understanding. --Addison.
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     3. An offense to one's self-respect; shame. --Arbuthnot.
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     Syn: Affront, Insult, Outrage.
     Usage: An affront is a designed mark of disrespect, usually
            in the presence of others. An insult is a personal
            attack either by words or actions, designed to
            humiliate or degrade. An outrage is an act of extreme
            and violent insult or abuse. An affront piques and
            mortifies; an insult irritates and provokes; an
            outrage wounds and injures.
                  Captious persons construe every innocent freedom
                  into an affront. When people are in a state of
                  animosity, they seek opportunities of offering
                  each other insults. Intoxication or violent
                  passion impels men to the commission of
                  outrages.                         --Crabb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affront \Af*front"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affronted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Affronting.] [OF. afronter, F. affronter, to
     confront, LL. affrontare to strike against, fr. L. ad + frons
     forehead, front. See Front.]
     1. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face
        to face. [Obs.]
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              All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant. --Holland.
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              That he, as 't were by accident, may here
              Affront Ophelia.                      --Shak.
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     2. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death;
        hence, to meet in hostile encounter. [Archaic]
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     3. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult
        to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked
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              How can any one imagine that the fathers would have
              dared to affront the wife of Aurelius? --Addison.
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     Syn: To insult; abuse; outrage; wound; illtreat; slight;
          defy; offend; provoke; pique; nettle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a deliberately offensive act or something producing the
           effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me
           was a deliberate insult" [syn: insult, affront]
      v 1: treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with
           his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his
           classmate was dissed by everyone" [syn: diss, insult,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "affront":
     aggrieve, aspersion, atrocity, barb, beard, bell the cat,
     bid defiance, bite the bullet, brave, brazen, brazen out, breast,
     brickbat, bring before, bring forward, bring up, call names,
     call out, casus belli, challenge, confront, confront with,
     contempt, contumely, criticize, cut, dare, defamation, defy,
     despite, dig, dishonor, disoblige, dispraise, double-dare, dump,
     dump on, encounter, enormity, envisage, face, face out,
     face the music, face up, face up to, face with, fleer at, flout,
     flouting, front, gibe, gibe at, give offense, give offense to,
     give umbrage, grieve, humiliate, humiliation, hurl a brickbat,
     hurt, hurt the feelings, indignity, injury, insult, jeer, jeer at,
     jeering, jibe at, lay before, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on,
     meet squarely, mock, mockery, offend, offense, outdare, outrage,
     place before, present to, provocation, put down, put it to,
     put-down, raw nerve, red rag, run the gauntlet, scoff, scoff at,
     scream defiance, scurrility, set at defiance, set before,
     show fight, slap, slight, sore point, sore spot, speak out,
     speak up, stand up to, stare down, stem, sting, taunt, tender spot,
     treat with indignity, uncomplimentary remark, wound

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