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ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
intrepid - fearless
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
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
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)