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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
forward - presumptuous or bold
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
disseminate - distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax