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::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
::: impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
::: monograph - scholarly article
::: plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures