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abashed
(adj, part.)embarrased; ashamed; 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(adj) withdrawn; standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)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 judgement, or skillful evasion
flaunt
(v) to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
forthright
(adj) frank; direct; straightforward
genial
(adj) coridal; 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
scapegoat
(n) a person or thing carrying the blame for others