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gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
engross - occupy fully; absorb
abash - embarrass
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose