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bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
emasculate - weaken; castrate
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself