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alleviate
to reduce pain, esp. temporarily or without removing its cause
telltale
indicating or revealing information
malignant
very harmful; threatening death; cancerous(of a tumor)
astute
showing clever awareness, esp. with respect to one's own concerns
stricture
a restraint or limit
desist
to cease; stop
guile
slyness in dealing with others
misapprehension
a misunderstanding
corpulent
very fat; obese
oasis
a fertile place in a desert due to the presence of water; any place or thing offering relief from difficulty or dullness
sordid
extremely dirty; morally corrupt
morbid
gruesome; awful
turbid
cloudy; muddy; in a state of turmoil
demur
to object; to disagree with something
extant
currently or actually existing
offset
to balance or counteract
adverse
opposed, difficult
recondite
not easily understood
rejoinder
an answer, esp. to another answer
specious
seeming to be truthful on the surface, but actually false
resolve
to decide; to bring into focus
ossified
changed to bone hardened, oft. figurative
ebullient
in high spirits; boiling or seeming to boil
tamper
to interfere, esp. in order to damage or weaken
steadfast
loyal; faithfulpurse to contract into wrinkles or folds; to pucker
purse
to contract into wrinkles or folds; to pucker
accomplice
accessory; one who assists in a crime
tribulation
great misery or distress
benign
kindly; creating a favorable influence; (in medicine) not dangerous to one's health
vogue
prevailing fashion
undermine
to weaken
charlatan
a fake; one who pretends to ahve expert knowledge
preclude
to make impossible; to prevent to occurrence of
convene
to bring together
evacuate
remove the contents of; to discharge; to withdraw
sabotage
to deliberately obstruct
seclude
hidden; removed; sheltered
venturesome
adventurous, risky, daring
embrace
to hold or enlose, as with ones arms; to include as part of something larger
venue
the location where somehing takes place, esp. a trial
capricious
erratic; tending to change abruptly
provisional
provided for the time being; temporary
turgid
swollen, as from fluid; excessively ornate or complex in style
feasible
capable of being done
induce
to influence, esp. by persuasion; to bring about; to infer by inductive reasoning
limpid
perfectly clear; transparent
conjugal
pertaining to marriage reelationships
comprehensive
complete; covering broadly and all-inclusively
retire
to retreat; as from battle
filial
like or relating to a daughter or son