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flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
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
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
subsequent - following in time or order; later
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
deranged - insane
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.