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enervate - weaken; take away energy from
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
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
annotate - comment; make explanatory notes