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nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
simulate - feign; imitate
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
unprepossessing - unattractive
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for