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abashed
(adj., part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
aloof
(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
anguish
(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
articulate
(v.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
bask
(v.) to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
defect
(n.) an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization
finesse
(n.) delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion
flaunt
(v.) to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
forthright
(adj.) frank, direct, straightforward
genial
(adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
instill
(v.) to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
ostracize
(v.) to exclude from a group, banish, send away
premonition
(n.) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
pseudonym
(n.) a pen name, name assumed by a writer
purge
(v.) to wash away impurities, clean up; (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
rehabilitate
(v.) to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
repercussion
(n.) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation
resolute
(adj.) bold, determined; firm
retentive
(adj.) able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
scapecoat
(n.) a person or thing carrying the blame for others