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decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
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
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
unintimating - unfrightening
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve