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hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
filch - steal (things of small value)
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth