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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
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack