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vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
rile - irritate; vex; muddy
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone