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dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
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
bilk - swindle; cheat
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel