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laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
acrophobia - fear of heights