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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
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
::: absolve - pardon (an offense)
::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
::: soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
::: abash - embarrass