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spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
audit - examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material