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degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
correlation - mutual relationship
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave