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::: dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: disparage - belittle
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: browbeat - bully; intimidate
::: foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
::: receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)