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estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
mauve - pale purple
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
amnesia - loss of memory
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion