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Accelerate
(v.) to speed up, cause to move faster; to bring about more quickly
Bystander
(n) one who looks on or observes, a person present but not taking part
Canvass
(v) to go through an area in order to procure votes, sales, or opinions; to go over in detail; to discuss
Casual
(adj)happeneing by chance or on an irregular basis; showing little concern; informal
Downtrodden
(adj) treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed
Entice
(v) to attract, tempt
Erode
(v) to wear away gradually, eat away
Flounder
(v) to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way
Graphic
(adj) lifelike, vivid; relating to the pictorial arts
Gruesome
(adj) horrible, revolting, ghastly
Melancholy
(adj)sad, gloomy unhappy; (n) sadness, gloominess
Ordeal
(n) a difficult or painful experience, a trial
Parch
(v) to make dry and thirsty; to shrivel with heat
Persist
(v) to continues steadily in a course of action, refusse to stop or be changed; to last, remain
Puny
(adj) of less than normal strength or size; of no importance
Quibble
(v) to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or aising minor objections; (v)a petty objection
Ratify
(v) to approve, give formal approval to, confirm
Regal
(adj) royal, kinglike; fit for a king
Stifle
(v) to smother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off
Vital
(adj) having life, living; necessary to life, essential; key, crucial