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rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
paramour - illicit lover
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
shrewd - clever; astute
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice