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analgesia - condition of being unable to feel pain
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved