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gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
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
tertiary - third in order or rank
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse