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besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority