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::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
::: stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
::: molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
::: aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat