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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
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
dignitary - person of high rank or position
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry