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substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
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