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Noxious

Harmful to life or health; poisonous

Scenario

A sequence of events that is imagined, assumed, or suggested

Diabolic

Very cruel; wicked; demonic

Chide

To scold mildly or express disapproval

Yen

A strong desire; craving

Integral

Necessary to the whole; belonging to the whole

Coalition

A union of individuals, groups, or nations for some specific purpose

Commensurate

Corresponding in degree, number, or size; in proportion

Connotation

A secondary meaning suggested by a word, in addition to the word's dictionary definition

Dilapidated

Fallen into a state in which repairs are badly needed; broken down

Exacerbate

To aggravate (a situation or condition); make more severe

Mitigate

To make less severe or less intense; relieve

Unprecedented

Being the first instance of something; never having occurred before

Panacea

Something supposed to cure all diseases, evils, or difficulties; cure-all

Atrophy

To wear down, lose strength, or become weak, as from disuse, disease, or injury (said of a body part); to wither away

Deprivation

Lack or shortage of one or more basic necessities

Imperative

Necessary; urgent

Objective

Not influenced by emotion or personal prejudice; based only on what can be observed

Utilitarian

Made or intended for practical use; stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations

Deplore

To feel or express disapproval of

Exhilaration

Cheerfulness; high spirits

Extricate

To free from a tangled situation or a difficulty

Tenuous

Having little substance or basis; weak; poorly supported

Decorum

Correctness in behavior and manners; standards or conventions of socially acceptable behavior

Rejuvenate

To make (someone) feel or seem young again; to make (something) seem fresh or new again

Espouse

To support, argue for, or adopt (an idea or cause)

Synchronize

To cause to occur at exactly the same time; to cause (clocks and watches) to agree in time

Facilitate

To make easier to do or to get

Orthodox

Following established, traditional rules or beliefs, especially in religion; following what is customary or commonly accepted

Exorbitant

Excessive, especially in amount, cost, or price; beyond what is reasonable or appropriate

Demeanor

Conduct; outward behavior; manner

Indolent

Lazy; avoiding or disliking work

Unassuming

Modest; not boastful or arrogant

Dissipate

To thin out or scatter and gradually vanish; drive away

Nonchalant

Calm, carefree, and causally unconcerned

Assimilate

To become more similar to a larger whole; especially, to blend into or adjust to a main culture

Unilateral

Involving or done by only one side

Inherent

Existing as a natural or essentially quality of a person or thing; built-in

Belligerent

Quick or eager to argue or fight; hostile; aggressive

Denunciation

A strong expression of disapproval; an act of condemning, especially publicly

Vindicate

To clear from blame or suspicion; justify or prove right

Placebo

A substance which contains no medicine, but which the receiver believes is a medicine

Emanate

To flow or come out from a source; come forth

Analogy

A comparison between two things in order to clarify or dramatize a point

Annihilate

To destroy completely; reduce to nothingness

Criterion

A standard by which something is or can be judged

Subversive

Acting or intending to undermine or overthrow something established

Staunch

Firm; loyal; strong in support

Holistic

Emphasizing the whole and the interdependence of its parts, rather than the parts separately

Proficient

Skilled; highly competent

ous

Having; full of; characterized by

sur

Over; above; additional

duc, duct

To lead; guide; draw off

phil, phile

Loving; lover; friend

en

Made of

oct, octo

Eight

vol

To will; choose

cian, ian

A person with a certain ability or a certain kind of knowledge

homo

same; similar

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