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excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
insightful - discerning; perceptive
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
recline - lie down
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
decapitate - behead
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
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
fiend - evil spirit; devil