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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
reparable - capable of being repaired
palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated