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astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
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
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature