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 withdrawn, standing apart from the others (usually as a matter of a choice)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