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obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
tinge - give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
innocuous - harmless
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization