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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
ameliorate - improve
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
statute - law enacted by the legislature
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
composure - mental calmness
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion