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ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
dynamic - energetic; vigorously active
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant