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reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German