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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax