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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
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote