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quarantine

isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

maudlin

excessively sentimental

repudiate

reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

fastidious

possessing careful attention to detail; difficult to please

ellipsis

omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

hoard

save up as for future use

travesty

imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery

renovate

restore to a previous or better condition

static

not active or moving

procure

to obtain through special effort; to bring about

ossify

cause to become hard and bony

virtuoso

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

inept

generally incompetent and ineffectual

maladroit

clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling

nuance

something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

imperturbable

not easily excited; emotionally steady

labyrinth

a maze

elicit

to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

forthright

directly and without evasion

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