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::: detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
::: fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
::: prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
::: annul - make void
::: 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
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable