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extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
vie - contend; compete
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
blandishment - flattery