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delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary