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abashed

(adj.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed

aloof

(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others by choice

anguish

(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain


(v.) to cause 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 leave 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 a former position

repercussion

(n.) an effect or consequence of some


action or event, result of 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