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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
celerity - speed; rapidity
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
empirical - based on experience
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement