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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize