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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
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
bogus - counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
copious - plentiful
meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)