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pretext - excuse
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
flotsam - drifting wreckage
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
vehement - forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution