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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
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
malady - illness
veer - change in direction; swerve
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically