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mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
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
clasp - hold firmly within arms
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene