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Ameliorate
improve
The situation will AMELIORATE with time.
Collusion
secret agreement
It seems that the store manager worked in COLLUSION with the two theives.
Depreciate
lose in value, belittle
The car is bound to DEPRECIATE in value as it gets older.
Electives
chosen by votes, optional
All students must take English, but art and music are ELECTIVES.
Exploit
make full use of, take unfair advantage of, or a daring deed
Talented children are sometimes EXPLOITED by their parents.
Facismile
exact copy
This shop sells FACSIMILES of paintings at very low prices.
Gesticulate
wave one's arms
Despite or frantic GESTICULATIONS, the waitress continued to ignore us.
Imperturbable
calm (reffering to people only)
Her IMPERTERBABILITY had a calming effect on the other passengers.
Lionized
hold in great esteem
Celebrities such as movie stars are LIONIZED for a few years, then quickly forgotten.
Opiate
soothing drug
Morphine and other OPIATES are being smuggled into the country.
Paucity
scarcity
The choir suffers from a PAUCITY of good male voices.
Scathing
biting severe
The principal administered a SCATHING rebuke to the two bullies.
Species
kinds of plants and animals
The lion and the tiger belong to different SPECIES of the cat family.
Stipend
salary
A pensioner's STIPEND is often barely sufficient enough for him or her to live on.
Ulterior
hidden, future
I suspect the he has an ULTERIOR motive for his request.
Vainglorious
boastful
She was a VAINGLORIOUS and arrogant woman, full of her own importance.
Wizened
wrinkled
His face was so WIZENED that I believed him when he said he was ninety years old.