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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
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
cartographer - map-maker
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased