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ameliorate
make better; improve
detrimental
injury; damage; disadvantage
folly
lack of good sense. It is folly to go on a long drive with a nearly empty gas tank.
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle/ A person's lack of education is often an impediment to advancement
indolent
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic. I was so comfortable in the reclining chair that i became indolent and did not feel like studying.
intact
untouched by anythuing taht damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured. The tornado demolished the barn but left the farmhouse intact.
parsimonious
unduly sparing in thet spending of money; stingy.
Many believed the government to be generous in road building, but extremely parsimonious in financing education.
raze
destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level to the ground. THe building was so badly damaged in tehe fire that it had to be razed.
reticent
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunative. Have you noticed that people who boast about their successes are reticent about their failures?
subvert
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine. We are subverting are conservation efforts when we heat up rooms that are not occupied.
tractable
easily led, taught, or controlled; yieldingl docile. A child who misvehaves may be more tractable in a smalll group than in a large one.
docile
easily taught. easily led or managed.