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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
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner