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optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
abscond - depart secretly and hide
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify