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gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
disband - dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
flotsam - drifting wreckage
coagulate - congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)