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resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
botch - mismanage; blow
regatta - boat or yacht race
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
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
maternal - motherly; N. maternity: motherhood
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
dearth - scarcity