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rational - (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
nebulous - vague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
studious - given to diligent study
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise