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explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill