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ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age