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stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
surmise - guess; N.
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
natation - swimming
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure