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underlying - lying below; fundamental
orator - public speaker
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively