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exculpate
to free from guilt or blame, to exonerate
my discovery of the ring behind the dresser EXCULPATED me from the charge of having stolen it
jingoist
one who is overly or pompously patriotic
euphemism
a nice way of saying something not so nice
eulogy
a speech of praise (usually after one has died)
euphoria
a state of bliss, extreme happiness
fumigate
to smoke out pests, to disinfect
misgiving
a minor doubt or suspicion, an apprehension
deprecate
to disparage, to disapprove, to regret
alway over-modest, he DEPRECATED his contribution to the local charity
prattle
to take idly, to babble, to chitchat
gaunt
pale, weak, sickly
castigate
to cahstise, to scold, to punish
antediluvian
extremely ancient, outmoded or archaic
the ANTEDILUVIAN man still believed that Eisenhower was president of the United States and that hot dogs cost a nickel
debunk
to expose the falseness of, to denounce
he DEBUNKED her claim to be the world's greatest chess player by defeating her in 18 consecutive matches
stagnation
inactivity, idleness, decay
depose
to expel from office, to dethrone
subsist
to exists on, to survive
swatch
a small piece of fabric used as a sample
guile
deceit, shrewdness, cunning
because of his great GUILE, the politician was able to survive scandal after scandal
grate
to irritate, to go against the grain, to rasp
vindictive
seeking revenge, unforgiving, hateful
the VINDICTIVE madman seeks to exact vengeance for any insult that he perceives is directed at him, no matter how small
raze
to tear down, to topple (as in a building)
the old tenement house was RAZED to make room for the large chain store
fiasco
a disaster, a failure, a debacle
truncate
to shorten, to abbreviate, to crop
after winning the derby, the jockey TRUNCATED his speech he had planned and only thanked his mom and his horse.