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absolve - pardon (an offense)
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling