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

  balked \balked\ adj.
     1. Same as baffled.
  
     Syn: baffled, discomfited, discouraged, frustrated.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Balk \Balk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Balked (b[add]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Balking.] [From Balk a beam; orig. to put a balk
     or beam in one's way, in order to stop or hinder. Cf., for
     sense 2, AS. on balcan legan to lay in heaps.]
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     1. To leave or make balks in. [Obs.] --Gower.
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     2. To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles. [Obs.]
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              Ten thousand bold Scots, two and twenty knights,
              Balk'd in their own blood did Sir Walter see.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. To omit, miss, or overlook by chance. [Obs.]
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     4. To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to
        let go by; to shirk. [Obs. or Obsolescent]
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              By reason of the contagion then in London, we balked
              the inns.                             --Evelyn.
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              Sick he is, and keeps his bed, and balks his meat.
                                                    --Bp. Hall.
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              Nor doth he any creature balk,
              But lays on all he meeteth.           --Drayton.
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     5. To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to
        thwart; as, to balk expectation.
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              They shall not balk my entrance.      --Byron.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "balked":
     baffled, betrayed, bilked, blasted, blighted, chapfallen,
     crestfallen, crossed, crushed, dashed, defeated, disappointed,
     dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, foiled, frustrated,
     ill done-by, ill-served, let down, out of countenance, regretful,
     sorely disappointed, soured, thwarted
  
  

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