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default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town