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depredation - plundering; destruction
validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
falsify - make (something written) false by changing
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
tenacity - firmness; persistence
clime - climate
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting