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inception - start; beginning
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
abscond - depart secretly and hide
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction