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anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
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
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff