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::: addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
::: ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify