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brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous