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corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
vernal - pertaining to spring
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.