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::: amnesia - loss of memory
::: profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
::: noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
::: lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
::: slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
::: suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty