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::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: demeanor - behavior; bearing
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: ambulatory - able to walk
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: solicitor - lawyer in the lower court of law
::: 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
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense