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abashed

Embarrassed or ashamed

aloof

Withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually by choice)

anguish

Great mental suffering, to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow

articulate

To pronounce distinctly, able to use language effectively

bask

To expose oneself to, pleasant warmth, to take pleasure in

defect

An imperfection or flaw of some kind, to desert a cause

finesse

Delicate skill and cleverness, to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment

flaunt

To wave or flutter slowly, display in a conceited offensive way

forthright

Frank, direct, straightforward

genial

Cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm

instill

To add gradually, to introduce or cause to be taken in

ostracize

To exclude from a group, banish, send away

premonition

Forewarning of a future event

pseudonym

A pen name, assumed by an author

purge

To wash away impurities, the process of getting rid of something decisively

rehabilitate

To make in good form, to restore to good condition or to a former position

repercussion

An effect or consequence of some action or event, result

resolute

Bold, determined, firm

retentive

Able to hold, keep or recall; retaining knowledge easily

scapegoat

A person or thing carrying the blame for others

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