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Abashed: cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed:

Instill: gradually but firmly establish

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Aloof: not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant:

Ostracize: exclude (someone) from a society or group:

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Anguish: severe mental or physical pain or suffering:

Premonition: a strong feeling that something is about to happen, esp. something unpleasant:

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Articulate: having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently:

Pseudonym: a fictitious name, esp. one used by an author.

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Bask: lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure:

Purge: (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release:

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Defect: a shortcoming, imperfection, or lack:

Rehabilitate: restore (someone) to health or normal life by training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness:

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Finesse: intricate and refined delicacy:

Repercussion: an unintended consequence occurring some time after an event or action, esp. an unwelcome one:

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Flaunt: display (something) ostentatiously, esp. in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance:

Resolute: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering:

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Forthright: direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest:

Retentive: having the ability to remember facts and impressions easily.

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Genial: friendly and cheerful

Scapegoat: a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it