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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
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
collation - a light meal; collating
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation