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unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
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