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rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
plumage - feathers of a bird;
delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue